Middlesex, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Middlesex, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Middlesex had a population of 14,411 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Middlesex is located at latitude 40.5746 and longitude -74.4983 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Middlesex (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Borough of Middlesex (GNIS ID: 885299) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Middlesex population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Middlesex: Lincoln.

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Middlesex, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,411
Daytime Population: Workers 6,523
Daytime Population: Residents 6,499
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,022
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 14,393
Population in Familes 12,382
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 4,097
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $80,131
Average Household Income $96,661
Per Capita Income $35,093


Total Housing Units 5,353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,714 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,511 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $332,534
Average Home Value $336,511


Total Households 5,225
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 3,804
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.77% 0.79%
Households 0.65% 0.71%
Families 0.64% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Middlesex, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Middlesex to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 84 85th
Population Density # 149 73rd
Diversity Index # 147 73rd
Median Household Income # 258 53rd
Per Capita Income # 330 40th

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