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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Piscataway Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 57,695. Piscataway Township is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Piscataway Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Piscataway Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Piscataway Township and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Piscataway Township are highly rated.
About Piscataway Township...
Population
57,695

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$310,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,474
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    52.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    122.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    558.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    24%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Piscataway Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,617
National
$55,322
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Being a resident of Piscataway for a few years, we are happy with the choice of location we made for our family. The Piscataway schools were rated last year for the first time. The public schools are staffed with qualified helpful teachers and principals, always engaging the child and parents in all activities. The schools offer leap and honor programs. Rutger University's Livingston and Busch campuses add a educational feel to the town. Piscataway is well located to the major freeways I287, I95, GSP and located in a commutable reach to multiple NJ Transit train stations. Lots of shopping stores and good restaurants around. As I write this review Money Magazine has ranked Piscataway #1 place to live in New Jersey and #68 in America.
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Piscataway is an excellent town for raising a family - great schools, lots of parks and extracurriculars for children, friendly people. Cost of housing is about average for New Jersey; and though many people complain of the high taxes, Piscataway's are reasonable when compared to neighboring communities. For foodies, there is a large variety of dining options both within and around the township (recommend a visit St. George's in May for their annual Greek Festival.) Easy access to major highways and several NJ Transit stations are within quick reach from every section of town. Approx 1hr to NYC, 1.5 hrs to Philly and 30 mins + to the Jersey shore. Traffic can get hairy, especially during morning/evening commute. Recommend avoiding River Road during Rutgers home games. Lots of history, diversity, LGBTQ+ friendly - overall a place I've been happy to call home for 40+ years.
This is a fine place to live, although there are some drawbacks. There is more poverty here compared to other NJ townships, but there is also more diversity. The public schools are nothing special, but it's pretty safe. The teachers are really dedicated, though. It's pretty family-friendly, although many other NJ towns are as well. However, it is much more affordable than many other NJ towns like this. There is also nice places to live here, and good job opportunities. Overall, it's a good place to live and pretty affordable compared to other towns in the state. I would recommend it for any family in their early years, but after that, I would recommend moving. But for your early years it is fabulous.