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.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Middlesex is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (21.99%), sales jobs (13.26%), and management occupations (9.06%).

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 30.00% of adults in Middlesex have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Middlesex in 2010 was $34,511, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,044 for a family of four.

Middlesex is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. Middlesex also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.79% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Middlesex include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Middlesex also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.14%.

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

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