Information About Woodbridge, New Jersey
Located in Middlesex County, Woodbridge is composed of several distinct but unincorporated communities, including Avenel, Colonia, Fords, Iselin, Port Reading, Sewaren and Woodbridge Proper. In 2010, more than 59 percent of Woodbridge residents identified as white, while over 22 percent identified as Asian and almost 10 percent as black or African American.
The Woodbridge Community Center features numerous amenities, including a pool, roller and ice skating rinks, and a gymnasium. Other attractions in Woodbridge include St. James Catholic Church, one of the biggest parishes in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen; Woodbridge Center, the state's third largest mall; and J.J. Bitting Brewing Co.
Woodbridge Educational Opportunities
There are various nonprofit colleges and universities within a 15-mile radius of Woodbridge, including Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in New Brunswick. This public school was ranked the nation's 72nd best university by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
Other 4-year schools within a short commute include Kean University in Union, NJ; Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ; the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ; and College of Staten Island CUNY and Wagner College, both in Staten Island, NY. Two-year schools in the area include Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ; Union County College in Cranford, NJ; and Essex County College in Newark, NJ.
Keasbey, one of the unincorporated communities that make up Woodbridge, is the headquarters of Wakefern Food Corporation. This cooperative group of supermarkets, including ShopRite, PriceRite and The Fresh Grocer, is the largest employer in New Jersey. Other top employers in Middlesex County include AT&T, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.