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

One tradition says the community was named after the Rev. John Woodbridge. Another says it was named for a town in England

The latitude of Woodbridge is 40.557N. The longitude is -74.285W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 59 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 97,320.


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Median household income
Local
$60,683
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Woodbridge demographic reports
The township includes the communities of Avenal, Colonia, Fords, Hopelawn, Iselin, Keasbey, Menlo Park, Port Reading, Sewaren and Woodbridge
Settled by Puritans in 1665

The population grew rapidly with construction of the Garden State Parkway in the 1950s

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 348. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Lou Creekmur, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Multicultural Arts Festival - June 16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Woodbridge web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Merrill Park, William Warren Park
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 Woodbridge 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 08861 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Woodbridge residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Woodbridge ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Woodbridge was $25,087, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Woodbridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Woodbridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $794.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,452.


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Libraries in Woodbridge include Woodbridge Public Library ... View libraries

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

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Woodbridge restaurants taking online reservations include Chris Michael's Steakhouse ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Woodbridge workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 26 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Woodbridge between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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