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Bound Brook is a borough in Somerset County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of Bound Brook is 40.568N. The longitude is -74.538W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,151.


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Median household income
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$46,858
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bound Brook demographic reports
Bound Brook is on the Raritan River
Troops led by British Gen. George Cornwallis defeated American forces here in 1777
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Bound Brook received national attention for widespread destruction in 1999 from Hurricane Floyd, which caused $70 million in damages
Well-known residents have included:
· Margaret Bourke-White, photographer
Historic sites and museums: Bound Brook Train Station
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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9% of Bound Brook residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bound Brook ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bound Brook was $22,395, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Bound Brook residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Bound Brook, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $768.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,534.


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Libraries in Bound Brook include Bound Brook Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Somerset County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bound Brook political report.

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The average commute time for Bound Brook workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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