Middlesex County, New Jersey

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Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the population was 750,162. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area and its county seat is New Brunswick[1]. The center of population for New Jersey is located in Middlesex County, in the township of East Brunswick, just east of the New Jersey Turnpike (see map of location).[2] The county ranks 63rd in the United States among the highest-income counties by median household.[3]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 323 square miles (835 km²), of which, 310 square miles (802 km²) of it is land and 13 square miles (33 km²) of it (3.97%) is water. The county is named after the historic English county of Middlesex.

Bisected by the Raritan River, the county is topographically typical of Central Jersey in that it is largely flat, with minimal relief. The highest point is a hill scaled by Major Rd. near Route 1 in South Brunswick Township of approximately 300 feet (91.4 m) above sea level; the low elevation is sea level.

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