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Edison is a township located in Middlesex County situated in central New Jersey. Edison lies within the core of the state’s Raritan Valley region and is part of the New York City metropolitan area.

What is now Edison Township was originally incorporated as Raritan Township from portions of both Piscataway Township and Woodbridge Township. The township got its original name from the Raritan indigenous people. Portions of the township were taken to form Metuchen and Highland Park. The name was officially changed to Edison Township in 1954, in honor of inventor Thomas Edison, who had his main laboratory in the Menlo Park section of the township.

As of the 2010 United States Census, Edison had a total population of 99,967, retaining its position as the fifth-most populous municipality in New Jersey. The 2010 population reflected an increase of 2,280 (+2.3%) from the 97,687 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 9,007 (+10.2%) from the 88,680 counted in 1990. Edison’s population surpassed the 100,000 threshold since 2010, increasing by 0.7% to a Census-estimated 100,693 in 2018 before dipping back to 99,758 in 2019.

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