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Piscataway Township
Middlesex County, New Jersey

ZipCodes
08854




Page Contents for Piscataway Township, New Jersey

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
The population of Piscataway Township is approximately 50,565 (2007).
The approximate number of families is 16,946 (2000).
The amount of land area in Piscataway Township is 48.6 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Piscataway Township is 19 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.5 sq kilometers.
The distance from Piscataway Township to Washington DC is 179 miles.
The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 28 miles. (as the crow flies)
Piscataway Township is positioned 40.56 degrees north of the equator and 74.50 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Piscataway Township elevation is 92 feet above sea level.
Piscataway Township per capita income is $ 26,321 (2000).
Piscataway Township median income is $ 68,721 (2000) .

Location

in northern New Jersey, 35 miles from New York City

Here is a map and directions page for Piscataway.
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History & History Related Items

Piscataway is among the 50 oldest municipalities in the country and the fifth oldest in the state. It was founded in 1666 and incorporated in 1798.Since the construction of I287, the area has been found to be a highly sought after suburb with many new businesses as well as housing developments. The name is from Pisgeu which means dark night and awa which means place of. Several other townships, including Raritan in 1870 (now Edison), Dunellen in 1887, Middlesex in 1913 and South Plainfield in 1926, were taken from Piscataway over the years.

Here is a history page for Piscataway from 1666 to 1976.
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The incorporation of Piscataway Township

21 February 1798


Attractions

Road Up Raritan Historic District
Named to both the New Jersey and the Naitonal Registers of Historic Places in 1999, this district has a large number of historic homes on River Road. The district is about 1.2 miles long.

Matthias Hendricke Smock House
at 851 River Road
This historic home was built around 1720 and is the oldest house in Middlesex County.

Metlar/Bodine House Museum
This home, built circa 1728, is at 1281 River Road in the historic district. It is used as a historical and cultural museum and has displays of local history. Many events are held at the museum throughout the year.
Phone: 732-463-8363

Johnson Park
This county park has a zoo, race track, bike paths and picnic areas
Phone: 732-745-3900

Cornelius Low House Museum
This home was built about 1741 and located at 1255 River Road in the Historic District. It has been restored and is one of the largest manor homes in East Jersey. Displays of New Jersey history, workshops, educational and interactive exhibits and many special events are held throughout the year.
Phone: 732-745-4177
TTY: 732-745-3888

East Jesey Olde Towne Village
1050 River Road
Phone: 732-745-3030
TTY: 732-745-3888
On a 12 acre site, this village has many older structures, some original, some reconstructed and some reproductions.

Raritan Landing Golf Course
491 Sidney Road
Phone: 732-885-9600
An 18 hole golf course for all levels of play.
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Piscataway Township City Government

Official site for Piscataway, New Jersey

Piscataway has a Mayor/Council form of government. It was implemented 1 January 1969. The Mayor and seven council members serve four year terms, but are elected on a staggered basis. Three of the council members serve at-large. The Mayor appoints a full-time business administrator for the day-to-day operation of the Township.

Piscataway Township Chamber

Piscataway, Middlesex, South Plainfield Chamber of Commerce
1315 Stelton Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 732-394-0223
Serving Piscataway, Middlesex and South Plainfield New Jersey

Piscataway Township Organizations

Piscataway, Middlesex, South Plainfield Chamber of Commerce
1315 Stelton Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 732-394-0223
Serving Piscataway, Middlesex and South Plainfield New Jersey

Piscataway Township Libraries

Piscataway Public Library

John F. Kennedy Library
500 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: 732-463-1633 http://www.piscatawaylibrary.org/

Johanna Westergard Branch Library
20 Murray Avenue
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: 732-752-1166

Piscataway Township Schools

Piscataway Township School District
1515 Stelton Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08855
Phone (732) 572-2289



HIGHER EDUCATION


Rutgers, the State University
Office of University Undergraduate Admissions
Rutgers University
Room 202
65 Davidson Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8097
(732) 932-INFO (Campus Information Services) Piscataway Township

Miscellany

The population of Piscataway was:
1930 - 5,865
1940 - 7,243
1950 - 10,180
1960 - 19,890
1970 - 36,418
1980 - 42,223
1990 - 47,089
2000 - 50,482
2007 - 52,565

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 16,946 Population Density:
2007 - 2,688.6 persons per square mile


Median age:
2000 - 33 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 68,721

Percapita income:
2000 - $ 26,321

Piscataway is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time during a portion of the year.


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