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Piscataway Township, New Jersey
Piscataway Township (pronounced Pis-CAT-a-way) is a township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 50,482. Piscataway Township is governed under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 49.1 km² (19.0 mi²). 48.6 km² (18.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.05% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 50,482 people, 16,500 households, and 12,325 families residing in the township. The population density is 1,037.9/km² (2,688.6/mi²). There are 16,946 housing units at an average density of 348.4/km² (902.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 48.81% White, 20.31% African American, 0.21% Native American, 24.80% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.08% from other races, and 2.77% from two or more races. 7.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 16,500 households out of which 34.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% are married couples living together, 10.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% are non-families. 19.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.84 and the average family size is 3.29.
In the township the population is spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $68,721, and the median income for a family is $75,218. Males have a median income of $47,188 versus $36,271 for females. The per capita income for the township is $26,321. 3.8% of the population and 2.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.3% of those under the age of 18 and 4.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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