RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other NJ
Communities

















Welcome to New Brunswick ...

The city of New Brunswick is located in Middlesex County<1> and is the County Seat for Middlesex County.

When the people of New Brunswick refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use New Brunswicker<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New Brunswick has a population of 55,653 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of New Brunswick, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 1730.

New Brunswick is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: New Brunswick lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for New Brunswick: (732) and (848)<5>

Websites for New Brunswick ...

Official Website: www.newbrunswick.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Brunswick had an population of 55,653 people. This is an increase of 0.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, New Brunswick had a population of 55,181 people (or 6.81% of the total population of Middlesex County). This makes New Brunswick the county's most populous community.

The population of New Brunswick represents 0.63% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 55,181 people, the population of New Brunswick increased 13.6% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 48,573 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New Brunswick.

Communities Also Named New Brunswick ...

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for New Brunswick.

Communities near New Brunswick ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New Brunswick.

  • Elizabeth [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of New Brunswick
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
  • Perth Amboy [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perth Amboy
    • Perth Amboy [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of New Brunswick
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,309 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perth Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perth Amboy
  • Plainfield [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
    • Plainfield [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of New Brunswick
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,011 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainfield
  • Linden [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
    • Linden [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of New Brunswick
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,076 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rahway [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rahway
      • Rahway [Union County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of New Brunswick
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,832 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rahway have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rahway
    • Westfield [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of New Brunswick
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,238 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Summit [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of New Brunswick
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,812 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • South Amboy [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Amboy
      • South Amboy [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of New Brunswick
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Amboy
    • Bloomfield [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomfield
      • Bloomfield [Richmond County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of New Brunswick
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield
    • Dunham's Corner [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunham's Corner
      • Dunham's Corner [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of New Brunswick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunham's Corner

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around New Brunswick. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Brunswick.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New Brunswick. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Brunswick.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New Brunswick. Our list includes 72 papers. See our Newspapers Page for New Brunswick.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Brunswick ...

Looking for more information about New Brunswick? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to New Brunswick, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for New Brunswick.

Adding New Brunswick to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of New Brunswick in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for New Brunswick was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found New Brunswick on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for New Brunswick on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in New Jersey

About Middlesex County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for New Brunswick: www.newbrunswick.com/

The official website for Middlesex County: www.co.middlesex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Middlesex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of New Brunswick refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of New Brunswick may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Brunswick.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Brunswick - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (848) is an overlay for area code (732).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Brunswick) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Brunswick. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New BrunswickOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Brunswick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4866, Longitude: -74.4510    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022