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Community Information

POPULATION
Population in 2015: 101,301
Males: 49,520
Females: 51,781
Population Est. for 2020: 103,612
Median Resident Age: 39.7 years

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census

Races in Edison
White (40.0%)
Black or African American (7.5%)
American Indian & Alaska Native (0.2%)
Asian (46.1%)
Hispanic or Latino (9.4%)
Other (2.7%)
Two or More Races (3.2%)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census

Income

Estimated Median Household
Income (2015): $84,774

Estimated Median Family
Income (2010): $100,008

Estimated Per Capita
Income (2015): $40,061

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2010 American Community Survey

Education

For population 25 years of age and over in Edison

High School Graduate: 18.7%
Associate Degree : 5.8%
Bachelors Degree : 30.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 23.5%
Unemployed: 6.3%

LOCATION

Area: 30.64 square miles, totaling 9.6 percent of Middlesex County
Elevation: 39 feet
Latitude: 40.54 N; Longitude: 74.39 W

Climate
Annual precipitation: Approx. 50 inches
Average annual snowfall: Approx. 29 inches
Average Humidity: 73%
Average Wind Speed (MPH): 13 MPH

Average Temperature
30 (F) in Wintertime
75 (F) in Summertime
Extreme High: June 101 and July 104
Average Temp: 51
Extreme Low: Jan. & Feb. -2 and Dec. -1

Zip Codes
08817, 08818, 08820, 08837, 08899

HOUSING

Estimated Median House or Condo Value
Edison: $376,500
New Jersey: $372,300
Average Household Size: 2.81 people
2015 Total Housing Units: 35,380
2015 Owner Occupied Housing Units: 60.7%
2015 Renter Occupied Housing Units: 34.8%
2015 Vacant Housing Units: 4.5%)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010/2015 Census

Mean Prices (2010/2015):
All Housing Units: $420,976
Detached Houses: $469,333
Townhouses or Other Attached Units: $312,711
2 Unit Structures: $435,991
3 to 4 Unit Structures: $371,906
5 or More Unit Structures: $231,519

Mobile Homes: $46,774
Median Gross Rent (2010): $1,287
Percentage of Residents Living in Poverty (2010): 8.1%

Median Real Estate Property Taxes
Paid for Housing Units with Mortgages (2010): $2,331 (71.8%)
Median Real Estate Property Taxes
Paid for Housing Units with No Mortgages (2010): $877 (28.2%)

TRANSPORTATION

Airports
• Newark Liberty International Airport (25 minutes north)
• Linden Airport (15 minutes north)

Bus
• Greyhound Bus Lines
• Suburban Transit Corp.
• TCT Transit
• Suburban Coach
• Edison Light Transit

Train
• Amtrak New Jersey Transit
• Edison Station (Plainfield & Central Aves)
• Bus Routes: 62, 801-805, 810, 813, 814, 819
• Commuter Rail: Northeast Corridor Line

Middlesex County Area Transit

Port
• Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal

BUSINESS
• 4,000 businesses
• 10 hotels & conference centers
• 12 industrial and business parks

Most Common Industries
• Accommodation and Food Services
• Finance and Insurance
• Broadcasting and Telecommunications
• Healthcare
• Chemicals
• Professional Scientific and
• Construction
• Technical Service
• Education Services

Most Common Occupations
• Business Operates Specialists
• Computer Specialists
• Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers
• Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching and Distributing Workers
• Other Management Occupations, except Farmers and Farm Managers
• Other Production Occupations, including Supervisors
• Other Sales and Related Workers, including Supervisors
• Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle School Teachers
• Registered Nurses

GOVERNMENT

Congressional District
• 6th & 7th Government & Legislative District
• Mayor Thomas Lankey and seven Council Members
• 6th District Congressman Frank Pallone (D)
• 7th District Congressman Leonard Lance (R)
• Senator Bob Menendez (D)
• Senator Cory Booker (D)

18th District of the New Jersey Legislature
• Senator Peter J. Barnes III (D, Edison)
• Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan (D, South Plainfield)
• Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D, East Brunswick)

Governor of New Jersey
• Chris Christie (R)

MEDIA

Newspapers
• Star Ledger (Daily)
• Home News Tribune (Daily)
• Sentinel (Weekly)
• Criterion News (Weekly)
• TAP into Edison (Online Daily)

Television & Radio
• News 12 New Jersey
• Cablevision of Raritan
• Edison TV
• WCTC/AM (1450) & WMGQ/FM (98.3 FM)
• WKXW/FM (101.5 FM)

RELIGION

Houses of Worship
• More than 35 houses of worship

HEALTH CARE

Hospital
• JFK Medical Center

LODGING
• More than 15 hotels and motels

SHOPPING
• Menlo Park Mall
• Edison Towne Centre

LIBRARIES
• Three municipal libraries

PARKS & RECREATION

Parkland
• 1,350 acres of parkland (8.2 percent of Middlesex County)
• Two large county parks
• More than 20 neighborhood parks and facilities

Facilities
• Dorothy K. Drwal Stelton Community Center
• Minnie B. Veal Community Center
• Senior Citizen Center
• YMCA
• Jewish Community Center
• Great Dismal Swamp nature trails

UTNJITIES

Gas/Electric
• Elizabethtown Gas Company
• Public Service Gas Company
• Public Service Electric Company

Telephone
• Verizon
• Sprint

Water
• American Water
• Edison Water Company (NJAWC)
• Middlesex Water Company

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