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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Iselin is a suburb of New York City with a population of 18,274. Iselin is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Iselin offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Iselin there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Iselin and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Iselin are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$299,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,727
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Iselin 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Iselin

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$97,262
National
$55,322
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Iselin Reviews

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I like that Iselin is in a very central location, almost like a transportation hub with Metropark train station, and entrances to the Garden State Parkway, the Turnpike, and various other interstate highways nearby. The schools in the area are good and give off a good sense of community.
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A lot of diversity which you don't typically see in most other NJ cities. I love it here and as does my family, if it weren't for the pretty high real estate market, i wouldn't see myself moving from here.
While the town had an okay feel, if you’re not Asian Indian you feel like an outsider. Also, the neighborhood has been going down in quality as more crime (drugs, burglary, and theft) has been going on. Glad I moved from there.