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Iselin, New Jersey
Census-designated place
Map of Iselin CDP in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
Map of Iselin CDP in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Middlesex
Township Woodbridge
Named for Adrian Georg Iselin
Area
 • Total 3.190 sq mi (8.263 km2)
 • Land 3.189 sq mi (8.261 km2)
 • Water 0.001 sq mi (0.003 km2)  0.03%
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 18,695
 • Density 5,861.5/sq mi (2,263.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08830
Area code(s) 732/848
FIPS code 3434470
GNIS feature ID 2389973

Iselin /ˈɪzɛlɪn/ is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Woodbridge Township, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 18,695.

Previously known as Perrytown and Unionville, Iselin received its current name after a New York investment banker and philanthropist Adrian Georg Iselin in the 1870s. He established a finishing school for girls from wealthy New York families there and subsidized the erection of a new train station currently known as Metropark. The largest bordering town of Iselin is Edison.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 3.190 square miles (8.263 km2), including 3.189 square miles (8.261 km2) of land and 0.001 square miles (0.003 km2) of water (0.03%).

Downtown area

Iselin's downtown is centered on Oak Tree Road, bound by the Garden State Parkway to the West, and Route 27 (Lincoln Highway) to the East. Once home to a wide array of shops, eateries, services, and complemented by a single-screen 1920s movie palace, the area was in obvious decline in the 1980s. An influx of Asian Indian immigration beginning in the early 1990s led to the area's revitalization. Formerly vacant stores were tenanted, and additional retail spaces built as the area became known for its high quality Indian food, sweets, clothing (particularly saris), jewelry, music, and other goods.

Metropark

2015-04-13 17 20 31 View south along the Garden State Parkway from the Northeast Corridor overpass in the Iselin section of Woodbridge, New Jersey
The Garden State Parkway in Iselin

An area known as Metropark, consisting primarily of office parks and large office buildings, lies in the southwestern corner of Iselin and spills over into neighboring Edison. The New Jersey Transit and Amtrak Metropark Station is named for this area.

In addition to a Hilton Hotel (now known as Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark) and the train station, Metropark also features the headquarters of Ansell Limited, Engelhard Corporation (acquired by BASF in 2006) and Eaton Corporation's Filtration Division. Other corporate residents in the area include Siemens AG, Tata Consultancy Services, Ernst & Young, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Accenture, Level 3, BT (British Telecom), UBS AG, Anthem, and TIAA-CREF.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 16,141
2000 16,698 3.5%
2010 18,695 12.0%
Population sources:
1990-2010 2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 18,695 people, 6,445 households, and 4,892 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,861.5 per square mile (2,263.1/km2). There were 6,718 housing units at an average density of 2,106.3 per square mile (813.2/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 41.47% (7,753) White, 6.72% (1,257) Black or African American, 0.33% (62) Native American, 46.12% (8,623) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.26% (423) from other races, and 3.09% (577) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.12% (1,332) of the population.

There were 6,445 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.5 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 94.8 males.

According to the 2010 American Community Survey, 37.4% of Iselin residents identified themselves as being Indian American.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 16,698 people, 6,007 households, and 4,511 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,059.8/km2 (5,327.6/mi2). There were 6,137 housing units at an average density of 757.0/km2 (1,958.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.65% White, 6.02% African American, 0.12% Native American, 25.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.75% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.47% of the population.

There were 6,007 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $65,424, and the median income for a family was $71,913. Males had a median income of $50,145 versus $36,131 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,793. About 1.9% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.


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