Middlesex, NJ
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Middlesex is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 13,934 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Middlesex is the 144th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Middlesex are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Middlesex is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Middlesex is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middlesex who work in office and administrative support (20.58%), sales jobs (10.28%), and management occupations (8.39%).

Also of interest is that Middlesex has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Middlesex is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Middlesex’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Middlesex, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Middlesex is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Middlesex citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.06% of adults in Middlesex have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Middlesex in 2010 was $33,978, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,912 for a family of four. However, Middlesex contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Middlesex is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Middlesex home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Middlesex residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Middlesex also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.07% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Middlesex include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Middlesex has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.17%).

The most common language spoken in Middlesex is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.