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Branchburg is a township in Somerset County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for its location at the junction of the north and south branches of the Raritan River
The latitude of Branchburg is 40.566N. The longitude is -74.708W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 200 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,566.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Branchburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Somerset 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 08853 ZIP code.
15% of Branchburg residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Branchburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Branchburg was $41,241, compared with $21,587 nationally.
54% of Branchburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Branchburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $943. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,962.
Somerset County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Branchburg political report.
The average commute time for Branchburg workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Branchburg include Sierra Suites Bridgewater Branchburg.
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