Middlesex County

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TOTAL POPULATION

Source: US Census, 2010

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LABOR FORCE

Source: Chmura, 2016

Middlesex County on New Jersey Map

ABOUT MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Home to the State’s largest life sciences incubator and a USDA and FDA-certified food incubator, the businesses of tomorrow are choosing Middlesex County today. The bedrock of the life sciences, Middlesex County is the birthplace of life-saving technological advancements. World-renowned scientists develop cancer immunotherapies at the State’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. A food distribution hub for the Northeast, the County boasts millions of square feet of warehouse and cold storage space to bring Middlesex County products to market. And as a leading investor in autonomous technology, the County is creating a state-of-the-art living laboratory for smart mobility that will provide data to catalyze research and development in this emerging sector. Anticipating growth demands, the County was the first to launch SkillUp, a free online learning platform. Four colleges and universities, including the main campus of Rutgers – and an award-winning vocational school system further fuel the talent pipeline. 

Key Industries

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Life Sciences

Autonomous Technology

Food Innovation

LARGEST MUNICIPALITIES

wdt_ID Municipality Population
1 Edison 99,967
2 Woodbridge 99,585
3 Old Bridge 65,375
4 Piscataway 56,044
5 New Brunswick 55,181
6 Perth Amboy 50,814

Source: US Census Bureau 2010

MAJOR PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYERS

wdt_ID Company Industry
1 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Healthcare
2 Novo Nordisk Life Sciences
3 Wakefern Food Corp Supermarket
4 J.F.K. Medical Center Healthcare
5 Bristol-Myers Squibb Life Sciences
6 St. Peter's Healthcare System Healthcare
7 Silverline Building Products Manufacturing
8 Johnson & Johnson Life Sciences
9 Raritan Bay Medical Center Healthcare
10 The Home Depot Home Improvement

ETHNICITY/RACE

wdt_ID Ethnicity Percentage
1 White 59
2 Black 10
3 Hispanic (of all races) 18
4 Asian 21
5 Other 7

Source: US Census, 2010- 2015

AGE (POPULATION)

wdt_ID Age Percentage
1 Under 20 26
2 20-39 28
3 40-64 34
4 65+ 12

Source: US Census, 2010- 2015

EDUCATION ATTAINMENT

wdt_ID DEGREE Percentage
2 H.S. Diploma or Higher 90
4 Associates Degree 6
5 Bachelor's Degree or Higher 44
6 Post-graduate studies 18

Source: US Census, American FactFinder, 2017

INSTITUTES OF HIGHER EDUCATION

wdt_ID Institute Type Undergrad Graduate
1 Rutgers University-New Brunswick 4 Yr 32,206 16172
2 Chamberlain University 4 Yr 1,037 198
3 Middlesex College 2 Yr 11,662 N/A
4 Devry University-Woodbridge 4 Yr N/A

Source: Secretary of Higher Ed

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USE OF
PUBLIC TRANSIT

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015

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COMMUTER
RAIL LINES

Source: NJ Transit

MILEAGE TO AIRPORTS

wdt_ID Airport Miles
1 Newark International Airport 25
2 John F. Kennedy International Airport 49
3 LaGuardia Airport 49
4 Philadelphia International Airport 74
5 Trenton-Mercer Airport 30
6 Atlantic City International Airport 91
7 Teterboro Airport 40

MILEAGE TO PORTS

wdt_ID PORT Miles
1 Port Newark-Elizabeth 31

TAXES

wdt_ID Tax Percent
1 Corporate Income Tax (Single Sales Factor) 6.5% to 11.5% (for incomes over $1M)
2 Personal Income Tax 1.4% to 10.75% (for incomes over $1M)
3 Sales and Use Tax 6.625% (3.3125% in UEZs)
4 Gross Receipts Tax None
5 Franchise Tax None
6 Personal Property Tax None
7 Real Property Tax No state property tax
8 Fuel Tax 50.7 cents per gallon
*Corporate Income Tax will decrease to 9% in 2022. Source: Tax Foundation 2021

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