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Edison is a township in Middlesex County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor who operated his Menlo Park laboratory here.

The latitude of Edison is 40.518N. The longitude is -74.412W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 115 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 99,612.


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Median household income
Local
$69,746
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Edison demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Raritan
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 285. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Susan Sarandon, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Edison Fall Family Spectacular Music Festival - June 7-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Edison web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Roosevelt Park, Ash Brook Reservation
Historic sites and museums: Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum
Colleges and universities: Middlesex County College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Edison 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 08837 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Edison residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Edison ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Edison was $30,148, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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42% of Edison residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Edison, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $847.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,613.


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Libraries in Edison include Clara Barton Branch, Edison Twp Free Public Library, North Edison Branch ... View libraries

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Middlesex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Edison political report.

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The average commute time for Edison workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 18 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Edison between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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