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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Middlesex County is located in New Jersey with a population of 837,288. Middlesex County is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Middlesex County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Middlesex County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Middlesex County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Middlesex County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$329,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,384
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Middlesex County 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
    66.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    56.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    186.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    963.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    91.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

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Middlesex County Reviews

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Ive been a resident of Middlesex County for seven years and I love it. The police are friendly and I feel safe. No major incidents so I am happy here.
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