According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent information, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates, Piscataway’s population of more than 57,000 is 37.4 percent white, 20.2 percent African American and 11.1 percent Hispanic or Latino of any race. The population is also 37.0 percent Asian including 21.8 percent of Asian Indian heritage, 6.0 percent of Chinese heritage and 4.5 percent of Filipino heritage.
The township's prime location with its easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, I-78, I-287 and Routes 18, 22 and 27 make it especially attractive to commuters and corporations alike. Along with the great economic growth, Piscataway has managed to maintain its friendly welcoming atmosphere, making it a wonderful place to live, work and play.
The township has a fair percentage of apartments, townhouses, and condominiums although most housing accommodations are single-family dwellings. The ACS data shows that 45.8 percent of housing units are valued between $300,000-$499,999 and 37.1 percent are valued between $200,000-$299,999.
The township was named by MONEY magazine in 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2019 as one of the best places to live in the United States. Cited was the long and prestigious history of the community and noted also was that 189 buildings on Rutgers the State University campuses are located in Piscataway. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, several data centers, and many national and international companies providing professional, scientific, and technical services are located in the township. The township has a highly educated workforce; 93.5 percent are high school graduates or higher.
Piscataway is home to a significant portion of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Busch and Livingston campuses of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey as well as SHI Stadium.
Piscataway - Home of the #First4th
Did you know that on July 4, 1778 that Piscataway was home to the first national Fourth of July celebration? Take a look at this great video from the Metlar Bodine House Museum explaining our Township's role in this historic event.
For the fourth time, Money Magazine put Piscataway in its Top 100, earning a national ranking on its 2019 Best Places to Live in America list. To view the list, please click here: http://money.com/money/collection/best-places-to-live-2019/
Piscataway Township is proud to be included among many municipalities that are recognized in the 2018 edition of AARP’s special magazine “Where We Live: Communities for All Ages” for innovation in serving the needs of senior citizens. Learn more by clicking here.
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