Demographics

Government Established: March 2, 1869 (as Madison Twp.) 

  • Name Changed: 1975 (to Old Bridge Township) by referendum

  • First Settled: Approximately 1663 (by English, Scotch and French)

  • Form of Government: Mayor/Council, Optional Municipal Charter Law, 1950 

  • Land Area: 38.8 square miles

  • Farmland (2000): 5,015 acres

  • Dedicated Open Space (2000): 8,996 acres

  • Highest Elevation: 207 feet above sea level (Mount Higgins)

  • Lowest Elevation: Sea level

  • Coastline: 2.25 miles along Raritan Bay

  • Major Streams/Rivers: South River, Matchaponix Brook, Deep Run, Tennents Brook, Barclay Brook, Cheesequake Creek

  • Population (2000): 60,456 persons (Rank in County - 3rd)

  • Median Age (2000): 36.5 years

  • Number of Housing Units (2000): 21,896

  • Avg Persons Per Household (2000): 2.76

  • Med. Value of Housing (2000): $162,800

  • Med. Rent (2000): $770/month 

  • Income (2000): Median Family - $74,045; Median Household - $64,707; Per Capita - $26,814

  • Total Ratables (2000): $3,063,667,800

  • Principal Industries: Services, trade, manufacturing

  • AVG. Temperature (F): Jan. - 30.1; Apr. - 50.2; July - 74.7; Oct. - 55.1; Annual - 52.3

  • AVG. Precipitation (inches): Jan. - 3.53; Apr. - 3.68; July - 4.94; Oct. - 3.41; Annual - 46.16

  • Major Highways: Garden State Parkway, State Routes 9, 18, 34, 35; County Routes 516, 527(8 minutes from NJ Turnpike) 

  • Township Attractions: Old Bridge Raceway ParkCheesequake State ParkIce Arena, Geick Park,Veteran's Park, Laurence Harbor Beachfront, Mannino Park

  • Nearby Points of Interest: PNC Bank Arts CenterMonmouth Racetrack ParkMonmouth Battlefield State ParkSandy Hook BeachFreehold Raceway ParkEnglishtown Auction

  • Area Points of Interest: NYC (Manhattan) - 36 miles, Philadelphia- 64 miles, Atlantic City - 84 miles, Meadowlands Sports Complex- 36 miles, Six Flags Great Adventure - 22 miles

  • Hospitals: Raritan Bay Medical Center

Utilities: Old Bridge Municipal Utilities Authority (water & sewer),JCP&L , New Jersey Natural Gas

Sources: 
2000 Census; At the Headwaters of Cheesequake Creek, Madison Township Historical Society, 1979; 1987 Old Bridge Master Plan; Rutgers Department of Meteorology; Old Bridge Assessment Department.

Transportation: 
The Township is served by nearby railroad stations with train service to New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington. Bus service in the Township is provided by the following:

Routes 9, 18, 34, 35 and 516 go directly through the Township.

Access to the 
New Jersey Turnpike is located in nearby towns East Brunswick and Woodbridge.

Access to the 
Garden State Parkway is located in nearby Sayreville or Matawan with an entrance to the Parkway south (exit 120) in the Cheesequake section of Old Bridge.

Old Bridge Airport is located within the Township on Pension Road.

Newark International Airport is 30 minutes away.