East Brunswick Township, New Jersey

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This article is about the township in New Jersey, for the suburb in Melbourne, Victoria see; Brunswick East, Victoria

East Brunswick is a Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey on the southern shores of the Raritan River, that is a suburb of New York City. According to the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 46,756 and it is estimated now to be 47,279 (2008 est.). It takes approximately 30–50 minutes to reach New York City, depending on traffic. Approximately 60% of all working residents commute to New York City daily. Route 18 runs through the eastern part of the township. The town lies on Exit 9 of the New Jersey Turnpike.

It was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 28, 1860, from portions of both Monroe Township and North Brunswick Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Washington town within the township (February 23, 1870; became independent as South River on February 28, 1898), Helmetta (March 20, 1888), Milltown (January 29, 1889) and Spotswood (April 15, 1908).[7]

Based on the results of the 2000 Census, New Jersey's center of population is located on Milltown Road in East Brunswick.[8]

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History

The general area of central New Jersey was once occupied by the Lenape Native Americans.

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