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 UniversityJohnson & JohnsonPrudential Insurance CompanyRWJ Barnabas Health/Robert Wood Johnson University HospitalSilverline Building ProductsSt. Peter’s University Hospital, Amazon, Hackensack Meridian Health/JFK Medical CenterHome DepotUnited Parcel ServiceAT&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.

Major International Airports

Newark Liberty International Airport (20 miles from central Middlesex County)
John F. Kennedy International Airport (50 miles from central Middlesex County)
Philadelphia International Airport (65 miles from central Middlesex County)

Public Transit Lines

NJ Transit
Suburban Transit
Academy Lines

Government Info

A Board of Chosen Freeholders, whose seven members are elected at-large on a partisan basis to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, governs Middlesex County. Either two or three seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election. At the annual reorganization meeting held each January, the board selects from among its members a Freeholder Director and Deputy Director. The Freeholder Director appoints Freeholders to serve as Chairpersons and members on the various committees, which oversee county government.

Middlesex County also elects three “constitutional officers” whose existence is laid out in the New Jersey Constitution. They County Clerk and Surrogate serve five-year terms and the Sheriff serves a three-year term.


Middlesex County’s Freeholders as of 2018:

Ronald G.Rios (D, Carteret)

Freehold Director

Charles E. Tomaro (D, Edison)

Freehold Deputy Director

Kenneth Armwood (D, Piscataway)

Charles Kenny (D, Woodbridge)

Leslie Koppel (D, Monroe)

Shanti Narra (D, North Brunswick)

Blanquita B.Valenti (D, New Brunswick)


Constitutional Officers:

Elaine M . Flynn (D, Old Bridge)

Mildred S. Scott (D, Piscataway)

Kevin J. Hoagland (D, New Brunswick)


Middlesex County constitutes Vicinage 8 of New Jersey Superior Court. Vicinage 8 is seated at the Middlesex County Courthouse, at 56 Patterson St in New Brunswick., with the Family Court housed in the Middlesex County Family Courthouse at 120 New St, also in New Brunswick. The assignment judge for Vicinage 8 is the Honorable Travis L. Francis.

The 6th and 12th Congressional Districts cover the county. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr represents New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman represents New Jersey’s Twelfth Congressional District.