Metuchen, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Metuchen, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Metuchen had a population of 14,038 as of July 1, 2016. Metuchen ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Metuchen is located at latitude 40.5424 and longitude -74.3628 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Metuchen (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Borough of Metuchen (GNIS ID: 885298) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Metuchen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Metuchen: Matochshoning, Matouchin.

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Metuchen, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,038
Population in Households 14,037
Population in Familes 12,020
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 5,055
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 5,374
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 3,834
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,626 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,038 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,336 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 252 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $398,985
Average Home Value $437,519


Median Household Income $108,010
Average Household Income $140,234
Per Capita Income $53,687
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.67%
Households 0.4% 0.56%
Families 0.38% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Metuchen, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Metuchen to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 86 84th
Population Density1 # 102 81st
Diversity Index2 # 198 64th
Median Household Income # 107 81st
Per Capita Income # 98 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.