Sewaren, New Jersey

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Sewaren is a census-designated place and unincorporated area within Woodbridge Township, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 2,780.

PSE&G's Sewaren Generating Station is a 582 megawatt facility on 152 acres (62 ha) along the Arthur Kill. The facility had five steam generators and one combustion turbine. Four of the steam units were installed during and just after World War II from 1942 to 1951.[3] Generator 5 was dismantled in 2002.[4]



Sewaren is located at 40°33′13″N 74°15′40″W / 40.55361°N 74.26111°W / 40.55361; -74.26111 (40.553504, -74.261119).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²). 2.5 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (5.00%) is water. Sewaren is located in Woodbridge Township, NJ, and is located between the citys of Perth Amboy and Carteret, right on the waterfront across the Arthur Kill waterway from Staten Island NY, which is accessible from the Outerbridge Crossing just minutes away.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,780 people, 1,019 households, and 768 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,129.9/km² (2,920.9/mi²). There were 1,046 housing units at an average density of 425.1/km² (1,099.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.36% White, 5.72% African American, 0.18% Native American, 4.71% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.73% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.57% of the population.

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