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New Brunswick, New Jersey

New Brunswick is a city located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 48,573. It is the county seat of Middlesex County6.

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Geography New Brunswick is located at 40°29'18" North, 74°26'52" West (40.488304, -74.447751)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.9 km² (5.8 mi²). 13.5 km² (5.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 9.04% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 48,573 people, 13,057 households, and 7,207 families residing in the city. The population density is 3,585.9/km² (9,293.5/mi²). There are 13,893 housing units at an average density of 1,025.6/km² (2,658.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 48.79% White, 23.03% African American, 0.46% Native American, 5.32% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 18.08% from other races, and 4.24% from two or more races. 39.01% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,057 households out of which 29.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.6% are married couples living together, 18.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.8% are non-families. 24.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.23 and the average family size is 3.69.

In the city the population is spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 34.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 11.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $36,080, and the median income for a family is $38,222. Males have a median income of $25,657 versus $23,604 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,308. 27.0% of the population and 16.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.9% are under the age of 18 and 13.8% are 65 or older.

History Originally inhabited by the Lenape, New Brunswick was founded in the 17th century by early arrivals from Europe. Centrally located between New York City and Philadelphia, and situated along the Raritan River, New Brunswick became an important hub for Colonial travellers and traders.

Culture Today, New Brunswick is one of the most exciting cultural hubs in central New Jersey.

  • Theater: Several thriving professional theaters are located there, including Crossroads, the George Street Playhouse, and the State Theater.

  • Higher Education: Home of Rutgers University, New Brunswick enjoys the fruits of a close proximity to a thriving college scene including sports, concerts, plays and other events.

  • Fine Dining: New Brunswick is filled with an abundance of great restaurants including Italian, Indian, and Chinese.

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