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Jamesburg is a borough in Middlesex County and formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 19, 1887, when it was created from portions of Monroe Township, based on the results of a referendum held on March 15, 1887. Jamesburg’s incorporation was confirmed on April 15, 1915. The borough was named for James Buckelew, who established a mill that became the nucleus of what is now Jamesburg.
After Monroe Township officials refused to admit an African-American student into one of its schools, Buckelew funded the construction of a school located at the corner of Church Street and Gatzmer Avenue that would be open to all children. The school was named in his honor and became the derivation of the borough’s name. The borough is the older and more urban core area located in the center of and completely surrounded by Monroe Township, making it part of 21 pairs of “doughnut towns” in the state, where one municipality entirely surrounds another.
As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 5,915, reflecting a decline of 110 (-1.8%) from the 6,025 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 731 (+13.8%) from the 5,294 counted in the 1990 Census.
Welcome to the beautiful area of Jamesburg! As of the latest US census, around 6,102 call this area home and around 62% are homeowners. With an average age of 36, the residents of Jamesburg are well established, with many growing families of all ages. However, during weekends and holidays, you can see a lot more activity and excitement. Over the recent months roughly 28 homes have been sold with an average sold price of $324,034. That is a decrease of $23,762 from the previous period.
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