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Middlesex County is a county located in north-central New Jersey, United States. As of 2014, Middlesex County's Census-estimated population
was 836,297. The county was established as of March 7, 1683, as part of the Province of East Jersey and was partitioned as of October 31,
1693, into the townships of Piscataway, Perth Amboy and Woodbridge. Somerset County was established on May 14, 1688, from portions of
Middlesex County. Its county seat is New Brunswick
Middlesex is part of the New York metropolitan area
Middlesex is named for the English county of Middlesex.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
The county was established as of March 7, 1683, as part of the Province of East Jersey and was partitioned as of
October 31, 1693, into the townships of Piscataway, Perth Amboy and Woodbridge. Somerset County was established on May 14, 1688, from portions
of Middlesex County.
The county's first court met in June 1683 in Piscataway, and held session at alternating sites over the next century in Perth Amboy, Piscataway and Woodbridge before relocating permanently to New Brunswick in 1778.
According to the 2010 Census, the county had a total area of 322.83 square miles (836.1 km2), including 308.91 square miles (800.1 km2) of
land (95.7%) and 13.91 square miles (36.0 km2) of water (4.3%). The county is named after the historic English county of Middlesex.
Bisected by the Raritan River, the county is topographically typical of Central Jersey in that it is largely flat. The elevation ranges from sea level to 300 feet (91 m) above sea level on a hill scaled by Major Road near Route 1 in South Brunswick Township.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Middlesex County College (Edison - main campus; New Brunswick, Perth Amboy)
Rutgers University - New Brunswick (New Brunswick, Piscataway)
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (New Brunswick)
Princeton University - Forrestal Campus (Plainsboro)
DeVry University (North Brunswick)