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Plainsboro is a township in Middlesex County centrally located in the Raritan Valley region and is a part of the New York metropolitan area. Plainsboro was incorporated as a township on May 6, 1919, from lands north of Plainsboro Road and Dey Road that had been part of South Brunswick Township and lands south of Plainsboro Road and Dey Road that had been part of Cranbury Township. The main impetus towards the creation of the township was the lack of schools serving the area; a new school was constructed after the township was established, which still exists as J.V.B. Wicoff School, named for one of the individuals who led the effort to create Plainsboro. 

The township borders the municipalities of Cranbury and South Brunswick in Middlesex County; and East Windsor Township, Princeton and West Windsor Township in Mercer County. Unincorporated communities and census-designated places (CDPs) located within Plainsboro Township are Plainsboro Center and Princeton Meadows, which ranks as the #1 place to live in Middlesex County. Additional unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include: Aqueduct, Schalks and Scotts Corner. 

As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 22,999, reflecting an increase of 2,784 (+13.8%) from the 20,215 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,002 (+42.2%) from the 14,213 counted in the 1990 Census.

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