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#68 on Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in America

Piscataway is a township in Middlesex County and a major suburb of the New York metropolitan area, located within the heart of the Raritan Valley region. The community is the fifth-oldest municipality in New Jersey, has grown from Native American territory. Over the years, portions of Piscataway were taken to form Raritan Township (now Edison), Dunellen, Middlesex and South Plainfield.

Piscataway has advanced educational and research facilities due to the presence of Rutgers University, whose main campus spills into the township. SHI Stadium, home field for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team, is in Piscataway Part of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is located in Piscataway as well. The township has been named in Money Magazine’s Top 100 list of places to live ranking 68th of the magazine’s 2019 Best Places to Live in America, coming in just and in 2014, the magazine ranked Piscataway 27th out of top 50 places to live in America. 

As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 56,044, reflecting an increase of 5,562 (+11.0%) from the 50,482 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,393 (+7.2%) from the 47,089 counted in 1990.

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