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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Branchburg Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 14,504. Branchburg Township is in Somerset County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Branchburg Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Branchburg Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Branchburg Township are highly rated.
About Branchburg Township...
Population
14,504

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$474,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,370
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Branchburg Township Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    13.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    34.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    480.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Branchburg Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$132,483
National
$55,322

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Branchburg Township Reviews

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Branchburg is a small rural and suburban town where everyone knows each other. However, as a person of color, it is not very diverse with an in the ballpark estimate of about 75-85% caucasian. Growing up it was tough because I was different, but I now observe people of all races are moving in and there is much less racism in the town. I think the public schools are great and the education system is up to par. However, we do not have our own high school and share with Somerville. It is extremely expensive to live in Branchburg, such as paying taxes, and purchasing real estate. There are not too many store complexes in Branchburg, so there is usually a 10 minute commute from wherever you are going to Bridgewater, where there are plenty of stores. Nothing is really in walking distance for the neighborhoods are quite large. However, I have to say that our town is extremely safe with little to no crimes and a police station right on the main road.
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I love my community! Branchburg has everything that I need and its location in New Jersey provides easy access to everything. We are approximately an hour from the mountains, beach, city, and farm lands.
This quiet, small town is a wonderful atmosphere for children to grow up in. Parents are involved in their children's sports and other activities, and the community holds events like the annual Country Fair and Branchburg 5K. The schools offer a great education, and, because students from Branchburg share a high school with students in Somerville, the next town over, they are introduced to a new environment and are given more options for places to meet with friends and explore their surroundings. Every teacher in the district cares for their students' education, and will work to help each individual student succeed. This small, suburban community is an entirely safe and excellent location for families.