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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A+
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    C-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B-
Middlesex County is located in New Jersey with a population of 826,698. Middlesex County is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. In Middlesex County, 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
$336,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,432
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Middlesex County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 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
    10%
    13%

Working in Middlesex County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,954
National
$55,322

Middlesex County Reviews

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This county has a very good school system as well as it has a lot of jobs around. While nightlife is a problem with there being deer around, the residence and people in charge come together to keep accidents to a minimum and keep everyone safe.
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Middlesex county is a great place to live with nice nightlife, public schools and sports. I really enjoy living here
I've lived in Middlesex County my whole life, and I think it is great because it has easy access to the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike, along with Route 1 and Route 9, and plenty of state highways. It is easy to get around, and there is always something nearby. However, there is not much nature or scenery in Middlesex county compared to other counties. However, with Monmouth County right below, there are still beaches and woods in close proximity. I don't exactly see why people in these reviews are saying that there are racist people here, I haven't noticed any such people from this area. I'd be inclined to say it is very diverse.