Edison (New Jersey)
Edison is a town in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. In the 2010 census 99 967 inhabitants were registered. This Edison was the fifth largest town in New Jersey.
The city was founded in the 17th century and was first called Raritan Township. In 1876, Thomas Alva Edison settled in the urban development area Menlo Park. In these laboratories, he made several groundbreaking discoveries, including where he invented the light bulb. In 1886 he moved the laboratory to West Orange. On 10 November 1954, the town changed its name in honor of the inventor in Edison.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 79.5 km ², of which 78.0 km ² of land and 1.5 km ² (1.86 %) water. The Metuchen Borough is surrounded by Edison.
According to the census of 2000, there are 97,687 people, 35,136 households, and 25,895 families residing in the city. The population density is 1252.2 persons per km ². 59.49 % of the population are White, 6.89% African American, 0.14 % Native American, 29.27 % Asian, 0.04 % Pacific Islander, 2.02 % from other races, and 2.15% mixed race. 6.37 % are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 35 136 households 34.3% have children under 18 years. 61.1 % are married couples living together, 9.1% are single mothers, 26.3% are non-families, 21.1% consist of all households and 7.2% in people older than 65, the average household size is 2, 72, the average family size is 3.19.
22.9 % of the population are under 18 years old, 7.8 % from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% between 45 and 64, 11.9% older than 65 is the average age 36 years. The ratio of women to men is 100:96,3, for people older than 18 years, the ratio 100:94,0.
The median household income is $ 69,746, and the median income for a family $ 77,976. Males have a median income of $ 53,303, women $ 36,829. The per capita income for the city is $ 30,148. 4.8% of the population and 3.3% of families are below the poverty line, including 4.3% of children or adolescents younger than 18 years and 6.3 % of people older than 65
Sons and daughters of the town
- David Bryan, keyboardist and backing vocalist in the band Bon Jovi
- Brittany Murphy, Actress
- Tom Dwan, Poker Players