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Welcome to New Brunswick ...

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



While we don't have a date for the founding of New Brunswick, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1803.

The city was incorporated in 1730.

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).

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

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for New Brunswick was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

We also found New Brunswick in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for New Brunswick.

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>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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