Hopelawn, Woodbridge, NJ, is a town that is next to New York City and is part of Middlesex County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Hopelawn has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²), all land.
As of census 2010, there were 2,958 people, 1,552 households, and 744 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,860.1 people per square mile (1,873.3/km²). There were 1,671 housing units at an average density of 2,956.6/sq mi (1,140.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 36.05% White, 62.13% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.10% Asian, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.
Hopelawn is a high-density borough, with a population of over 2,000 residents. It’s growing very quickly.
According to Hopelawn’s 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the borough are:
The first mention of Hopelawn was in 1683 when the land was known as Freehold. Later, it became part of Woodbridge Township and remained this way until 1922 when residents voted to make it a separate borough. The town’s name came about during one of the monthly meetings regarding the separation from Woodbridge township. “Hopewell” was suggested, however it was already taken by the city in New Jersey. Someone then suggested “Hopelawn” and that is what stuck.
Attractions near Hopelawn, Woodbridge, include Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey’s largest amusement park. Other nearby attractions include the Monmouth Mall, Mercer County Park, and the Garden State Parkway. Also nearby are the Rahway River Park, Harrah’s Atlantic City, and the New Jersey State Aquarium.
To summarize, Hopelawn is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 census, Hopelawn had a total population of 2,958 people. Hopelawn’s motto is “A Nice Place To Live”, and its slogan is “Newcomers welcome”.