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Piscataway is a township in Middlesex County, in the New York metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term variously translated as "branch of a river" and "getting dark"
The latitude of Piscataway is 40.499N. The longitude is -74.399W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 50,482.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Piscataway demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Middlesex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07080 ZIP code.
8% of Piscataway residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Piscataway ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Piscataway was $26,321, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of Piscataway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Piscataway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $774. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,595.
Libraries in Piscataway include Piscataway Public Library, Westergard Library ... View libraries
Middlesex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Piscataway political report.
The average commute time for Piscataway workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Piscataway between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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