One of the fastest growing suburban areas in Central New Jersey, East Brunswick Township is situated midway between the cultural beacons of New York City and Philadelphia. Its location makes for an ideal metropolitan area living and commuting experience for its 55,181 residents, as of the 2010 census. East Brunswick’s public schools are annually touted among the best of the nation, with several schools winning the coveted Blue Ribbon for excellence. Easily accessible by the New Jersey Turnpike, the township also boasts an award-winning public library that is consistently the single busiest municipal library in the state, well-kept homes with ever-rising property values, and amenities galore including numerous quality shopping plazas along its main commercial thoroughfare, Route 18.
Your elected officials: from local township mayor and council members to state and county represetatives to your elected officials in Washington D.C.
The township is managed under a Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor is the chief executive of the community who is elected for a four year term at the regular Presidential election in November and serves part-time. While the Mayor does not preside over, nor have a vote on the Council, he or she may vote in case of a tie on the question of filling a Council vacancy. The Mayor also has veto power over ordinances, but his vetoes can be overridden by a vote of two-thirds of the Council.
A pathfinder for finding resources on East Brunswick history prepared by librarian Martha Hess.
Paul W. Innella
Hweidar Jian Alan
Kenneth W. VanAuken
US Census Population Figures and Estimated Figures between the Decennial Census.
1860 Census 2436 residents
1900 Census 2423 residents
1930 Census 2711 residents
1940 Census 3706 residents
1950 Census 5699 residents
1960 Census 19965 residents
1970 Census 34166 residents
1980 Census 37711 residents
1990 Census 43548 residents
2000 Census 46756 residents
2010 Census 47512 residents
East Brunswick Township was incorporated in 1860. The head of East Brunswick government was the Chairman of the Township Committee from 1860 -1964. From 1954 on, he was called the mayor, but the office was not directly elected until 1964.
A listing of some of East Brunswick residents who served in the Armed Forces.
Links to local organizations, police, township, schools and more...
News sources that serve East Brunswick.
Latitute 40 degrees 24.273 min North
Longitude 74 degrees 25.516 min West
Elevation varies from 10 -150 ft above sea level and averages 124.521 ft. above sea level.
Miles from the equator - 2,760
Area - 21.5 square miles
East Brunswick lies within the inner coastal plain.
Highest Point - Sand Hills, So. Brunswick 235 ft. (Source - Middlesex County Planning Board 8/92)
Climate: Average Temperature - 52.9 degrees F.
Average rainfall - 45.5 inches
Water:Grains of hardness 50 parts/million. East Brunswick has soft water because it's surface water, not well water.
Fluoride content: 1:00 ppm (parts per million)