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The racial makeup of the township was 38.46% (21,554) White, 20.69% (11,596) Black or African American, 0.31% (173) Native American, 33.45% (18,744) Asian, 0.02% (13) Pacific Islander, 3.59% (2,011) from other races, and 3.48% (1,953) from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.22% (6,289) of the population.
The population density was 2,688.6 people per square mile (1,037.9/km²).
There were 16,946 housing units at an average density of 902.5 per square mile (348.4/km²).
In 1666, the first appointed Governor of New Jersey, Philip Carteret, granted 12 new settlers from Massachusetts a 100 square mile lot of land that was later founded as the townships of Woodbridge and Piscataway.
After this original purchase, additional settlers from the Piscataqua River area of New Hampshire also moved to the area, bringing the name.
Over the years, portions of Piscataway were taken to form Raritan Township (March 17, 1870, now Edison), Dunellen (October 28, 1887), Middlesex (April 9, 1913) and South Plainfield (March 10, 1926).Piscataway has advanced educational and research facilities due to the presence of Rutgers University, whose main campus spills into the township.High Point Solutions Stadium, home field for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team, is in Piscataway.Coming from a lumbering, shipbuilding and fishing background, these settlers, consisting of mostly Baptists and Quakers, were comfortable with their new surroundings, and looking forward to starting a new life away from political and religious persecution in the north.
They were also enterprising and pioneering families who were already experienced in wilderness settlement.After a few line and boundary changes, Piscataway and its out plantations were reported to total 40,000 acres, with 66 square miles of land in 1685.