Founded in 1675, Middlesex County is the heart of New Jersey, encompassing 318 square miles with 25 municipalities. One of the main benefits of living in the county is that almost every major north/south railway and roadway passes through it, allowing commuters to have many opportunities to work in New York City and explore the surrounding areas.
The county offers various attractions, including Cheesequake State Park, the Thomas Edison Center, and Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Since the eastern part of the county is located right off the Raritan Bay and Raritan River, it’s also a great place to fish for striped bass, fluke, and bluefish.
As of 2019, the median household income was $93,418, and the population was 825,062. The largest industries in Middlesex County are Healthcare & Social Assistance, Scientific & Technical Services, and Education.