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)
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.