About Piscataway Township

Piscataway was founded in 1666 and officially incorporated in 1798.  As the fifth oldest municipality in New Jersey, Piscataway has grown from Native American territory through a colonial period and is one of the links in the earliest settlement of the Atlantic seacoast that ultimately led to the formation of the United States.

Located in Middlesex County, Piscataway comprises 19.1 square miles, is 35 miles from New York City, and is within 250 miles of one-quarter of the nation's total population.

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 has a fair number of apartments, condominiums and townhouses 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.

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.

Since the opening of Interstate Highway 287 in 1960, Piscataway has proven a highly desirable location for suburban development and many notable corporations including American Standard, Chanel, Ericsson, Johnson & Johnson Health Systems and Pepsi as well as the Colgate Palmolive Technology Center.

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.