New Brunswick (New Jersey)
New Brunswick is a town in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. In the 2010 census, a total population of 55 181 has been registered.
In the city there is the Rutgers University. She is also the headquarters of large consumer goods manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.9 km ², of which 13.5 km ² of land and 1.3 km ² ( 9.04% ) is water. The city is located on the Raritan River.
According to the census of 2000, there are 48,573 people, 13,057 households, and 7,207 families residing in the city. The population density is 3585.9 persons per km ². 48.79 % of the population are White, 23.03% African American, 0.46 % Native American, 5.32 % Asian, 0.08 % Pacific Islander, 18.08 % from other races, and 4.24% mixed race. 39.01% are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 13 057 households 29.1% have children under 18 years. 29.6 % are married couples living together, 18.0% are single mothers, 44.8 % are non-families, 24.3% consist of all households and 8.4% in people older than 65, the average household size is 3, 23, the average family size is 3.69.
20.1 % of the population are under 18 years old, 34.0 % from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 11.3% between 45 and 64, 6.5% older than 65 is the average age 24 years. The ratio of women to men is 100:98,4, for people older than 18 years, the ratio 100:96,8.
The median household income is 36,080 U.S. dollars, and the median income for a family 38 222 U.S. dollars. Males have a median income of $ 25,657, women of 23 604 U.S. dollars. The per capita income for the city is 14,308 U.S. dollars. 27.0 % of the population and 16.9 % of families are below the poverty line, including 25.9 % have children younger than 18 years and 13.8 % of people older than 65
Originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native Brunswick was founded in the 17th century by early European immigrants; the place is named after the Low German name of the city of Braunschweig.
Due to its central location between New York City and Philadelphia and the location on the Raritan River, Brunswick was an important turning point for travelers and traders quickly. About the Raritan and Delaware Canal existed from 1834 to 1932, a navigable canal connecting with Bordentown on the Delaware River.
Sons and daughters of the town
- James Berardinelli, film critic
- Michael Douglas, actor and producer
- The Gaslight Anthem, Rock Band
- Dorothy Gilman, writer
- Alan Guth, a theoretical physicist and cosmologist
- James P. Johnson, pianist and composer
- Joe Pass, jazz guitarist
- Robert Pastorelli, actor
- Franke Previte, singer, songwriter and music producer
- James Schureman, politicians; Mayor of New Brunswick (1801-1813); (1821-1824)
- Paul Wesley, actor