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Borough of Milltown

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Middlesex County
      County FIPS: 
    40°27′01″N 74°26′05″W
      Area total: 
    1.59 sq mi (4.13 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.55 sq mi (4.02 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.04 sq mi (0.11 km²)
    36 ft (11 m)
    Incorporated January 29, 1889
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Milltown, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,528.3 residents per square mile of area (1,748.4/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Milltown is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 6,893, reflecting a decrease of 107 (1.5%) from the 7,000 counted in the 2000 Census. The groundbreaking anxiolytic and sedative drug Miltown (meprobamate) developed by Carter Products was named for the borough. The 1903 classic western film The Great Train Robbery was shot in Milltown. The Vichy Regime willfully collaborated with Nazi Germany, taking state action against "undesirables", including Jews, Protestants, gays, gypsies, and left-wing activists. In total, 76,000 Jews were deported to German extermination camps, although this number varies depending on the account; only 2,500 survived the war. In March 2010, the Milltown City Council voted against changing the name of Petain Avenue, citing the difficulties that the street's residents would endure if the name changed. The borough is located in the heart of the Raritan Valley region, with Lawrence Brook flowing through the center of the community. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Milltown has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps. The Lawrence Brook, a tributary of the Mill Pond River, flows through the borough after exiting the Farrington Lake, under Main Street. The brook's watershed covers 48 miles (120 km²) that includes Milltown and East Brunswick, New Brunswick.


Long before the arrival of the first Europeans, the Lenape Native Americans had established settlements along the Lawrence Brook. The 1903 classic western film The Great Train Robbery was shot in Milltown. In March 2010, the Milltown City Council voted against changing the name of Petain Avenue, citing the difficulties that the street's residents would endure if the name changed. The street is named for Philippe Pétain, a French World War I general who became the leader of the Vichy France government during World War II. After the war, Petain was charged with perjury and sentenced to death, though this was commuted to life imprisonment due to his advanced age. By contrast, in France itself, the French government has since changed thename of every street formerly named after Petain. In total, the Vitchy government participated in the deportation of 76,000 Jews to German extermination camps, although this number varies depending on the account; only 2,500 survived the war. In 1769, Fulcard Van Nordstrand advertised the sale of a large gristmill on the bank of Lawrence Brook, which would soon be called Lawrence Brook Mill. Immediately after the First World War, the 'Illustrated Michelin Guides' to the battlefields of the Western Front were published in Mill Town. The town's name was changed to Milltown after the Second World War to avoid confusion with the nearby town of Milltown, New York. The name Milltown was changed again after the Third World War.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.60 square miles (4.13 km²) The borough borders North Brunswick and East Brunswick to the west and east. The Lawrence Brook, a tributary of the Raritan River, flows through the borough after exiting the Farrington Lake. The climate in the area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally cold winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Milltown has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps. The borough is located in the New Jersey Bay Area, which is part of New Jersey's Hudson River watershed. The watershed includes Milltown, East Brunswick, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, and South Brunswick. The town's population is estimated to be around 2,000. It has a population of about 1,500, according to the United States Census Bureau. It is located on the banks of the Lawrence Brook; a dam, under Main Street, creates a reservoir, the Mill Pond. The brook's watershed covers 48square miles (120 km²), including Milltown and Eastswick, and North Brunswick. It also includes South Brunswick, which has an area of about 2,500 square miles, or 4,000 square miles. The city's name is derived from the word "Milltown", which means "mill" or "town" in English. It was once known as "Mill Town" and "MillTown" in German.


As of the 2000 United States Census there were 7,000 people, 2,627 households, and 1,943 families residing in the borough. The median household income was $89,457 (with a margin of error of +/ $14,398) and the median family Income was $103,750 (+/ $7,631) The racial makeup of the borough was 93.86% White, 0.76% African American, 0,16% Native American, 3.07% Asian, 1.16% from other races, and1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.46% (445) of the population. The per capita income for the Borough was $33,472 (-/ $2,034) About 2.9% of families and 3.0% of the residents were below the poverty line. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.12. The borough has a population of 6,893, and the 2010 U.S. census counted 6,892 people and 2,698 housing units. The population density was 4,443.0 per square mile (1,715.5/km²) The median age was 41.6 years. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 93.5 males. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household incomes was $93,457.


Milltown is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 564) statewide. The governing body is comprised of the Mayor and the Borough Council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. As of 2022, the Mayor of Milltown is Democrat Trina Jensen Mehr, whose term of office ends December 31, 2023. Middlesex County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners, whose seven members are elected on a staggered basis to serve three-year terms of office. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the borough council. Mill Town is located in New Jersey's 12th Congressional District and is part of state's 17th state legislative district. New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025). For the 2022-2023 session, the 17th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented by Bob Smith (D, Piscataway) and in the General Assembly by Joseph Danielsen (D, Franklin Township, Somerset County) and Joseph V. Egan (D, New Brunswick). As of March 23, 2011, there were 5,075 registered voters in Milltown, of which 1,609 were as Democrats, 823 (2%) were registered as Republicans and 2,643 (2,643, registered as Unaffiliated).


The Milltown Public Schools serves students in public school for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The community is also served by the Greater Brunswick Charter School, a K8 charter school serving students from Milltown, Edison, Highland Park and New Brunswick. Our Lady of Lourdes School (Pre-K8) operates under the supervision of Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Spotswood High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship. Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools, a county-wide vocational school district, offers full-time career and technical education at its technical high schools with no tuition charged to students for attendance. As of the 2020-2021 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 692 students and 57.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 12.1:1. The high school is located in the town of Helmetta, which also serves students from Helmetta. In 2013, Milltown and Spotwood had discussions of expanding the partnership between the two districts beyond the sending relationship to include the receiving relationship. The district is comprised of two schools: Parkview School with 323 students in grades Pre-K3 and Joyce Kilmer School with 449 students ingrades 48 and 48 respectively. The school district has a student-to-teacher ratios of 11.1 to 11.0:1, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.


As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 27.37 miles (44.05 km) of roadways. Ryders Lane (CR 617) is a major artery serving the borough along the eastern border. The Raritan River Railroad ran through Milltown, but is now defunct along this part of the line. The track and freight station still remain. Proposals have been made to use the line as a light rail route. On weekdays, NJ Transit provides local bus service on the 811 route. Coach USA Suburban Transit provides NYC rush-hour commuter services on the 400 route. The New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) passes through for about a mile, but the closest interchange is in neighboring East Brunswick. Also, US 1 is outside in neighboring North Brunswick. The borough is located in the New Jersey Bay Area, which is home to the New York Yankees and New York Mets. It is one of the most densely populated boroughs in New Jersey, with a population of 2.4 million. The population of Milltown is about 1.7 million. It has a population density of about 1,800 per square mile (1,500 per square km) per year. The city's population is about 2.2 million (1.7 per cent) per square kilometer (100,000 per mile) The borough's population in 2010 was 2.3 million (9,000/square mile) per cent (3,200/square kilometer).

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Milltown, Middlesex County, New Jersey = 26.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 20. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Milltown = 3.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 7,037 individuals with a median age of 41.4 age the population dropped by -0.50% in Milltown, Middlesex County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,528.3 residents per square mile of area (1,748.4/km²). There are average 2.63 people per household in the 2,643 households with an average household income of $83,157 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.70% of the available work force and has dropped -3.55% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.20%. The number of physicians in Milltown per 100,000 population = 254.3.


The annual rainfall in Milltown = 43.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 24.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 113. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 209. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 23.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 47, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Milltown, Middlesex County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 81.74%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 51 years with median home cost = $300,070 and home appreciation of -7.26%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $23.65 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,916 per student. There are 12.2 students for each teacher in the school. 4.76% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 19.62% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.31% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Milltown's population in Middlesex County, New Jersey of 2,994 residents in 1930 has increased 2,35-fold to 7,037 residents after 90 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.22% female residents and 48.78% male residents live in Milltown, Middlesex County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Milltown, Middlesex County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 40.77% are single population.

  • 29.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Milltown require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    83.52% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.30% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.84% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.07% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Milltown, Middlesex County, New Jersey, 81.74% are owner-occupied homes, another 16.44% are rented apartments, and the remaining 1.82% are vacant.

  • The 57.01% of the population in Milltown, Middlesex County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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