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Information about North Brunswick, New Jersey
North Brunswick, New Jersey, had nearly 42,500 residents at the time of the 2014 U.S. census, which was an increase of 1,140 from the township's population in 2010. Nearly 47 percent of residents identified as white in 2010, with over 24 percent identifying as Asian and approximately 18 percent as black or African American. Additionally, nearly 18 percent of residents claimed to be of Hispanic or Latino descent.
North Brunswick has more than 20 parks, featuring various sports facilities, fishing spots, picnic areas, playgrounds and hiking trails. Each year, the township's Italian-American Social Club hosts Carnevale Italiano, celebrating the Italian American heritage of North Brunswick and other towns in Middlesex County. Additionally, residents and visitors alike can catch a play at the George Street Playhouse or spend an evening at the State Theatre, which hosts comedy, dance and music performances, as well as movies.
North Brunswick Educational Opportunities
The New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is located approximately three miles from North Brunswick. U.S. News & World Report ranked this public school, which has more than 48,000 students, the 72nd best national university in 2016.
Just slightly further away is Princeton University, the nation's top university in 2016, according to U.S. News. This private school has significantly less students than Rutgers, with just over 8,000 enrolled as of 2014. Other nonprofit schools within a 15-mile radius of North Brunswick include Middlesex County College in Edison, Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg and Mercer County Community College in West Windsor.
North Brunswick Economy
North Brunswick is part of Middlesex County, home to branches of some of the nation's top corporations, including Home Depot, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch & Company, Prudential Insurance Company and United Parcel Service. Rutgers University is the top employer in the county, while Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, St. Peter's University Hospital, JFK Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center combine to provide several thousand jobs to Middlesex County residents.