Middlesex County is the Place To Do Business in New Jersey.
Middlesex County, with a vast and rich history has grown tremendously since it’s founding in 1675. The 2010 Census reports that the population of approximately 809,858 (population per square mile is 2,621.6), has grown 7.9% over that last ten years.
Also known as the “Heart of New Jersey, Middlesex County is located squarely in the center of New Jersey and stretches from the Rahway River south to Mercer and Monmouth Counties and from Raritan Bay on the Atlantic Ocean west to Somerset County. The County is 318 square miles in size, has 25 municipalities. These distinct municipalities from quiet rural towns to vibrant city centers, the county’s municipalities offer ideal places to live and work.
Some major employers include: Rutgers, The State University, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential Insurance Company, RWJ Barnabas Health/Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Silverline Building Products, St. Peter’s University Hospital, Amazon, Hackensack Meridian Health/JFK Medical Center, Home Depot, United Parcel Service, AT&T, and Bristol-Myers Squibb
As of the 2015 census, Middlesex County has a population of 830,300 and a median income for households of $81,207. The median age is 39 years. Middlesex County is the 2nd most populated county in New Jersey.
According to the census, there were 201,349 people of Asian descent in Middlesex County accounting for 24% of the county’s total population. Not only has the Asian population risen dramatically but so has the Hispanic population. Between 2000 and 2010 census Middlesex County has seen a 45% increase in the Hispanic population, with 18% of the population of Hispanic origin. Middlesex County represents every Latin American country from Mexico to Guatemala to Colombia and all that is in between. The largest Hispanic representation in Middlesex County is Puerto Rico. As one can see, Middlesex County is highly diverse with over a third of the entire population having Asian or Latin American descent.