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New Brunswick, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of New Brunswick had a population of 59,018 as of July 1, 2017. New Brunswick ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Brunswick is located at latitude 40.4867 and longitude -74.4444 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Brunswick (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.56 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 85 feet.

The City of New Brunswick (GNIS ID: 885318) 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 New Brunswick population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Brunswick: Brunswick, Inian, Inians Ferry, Middlesex, The River.

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New Brunswick, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 59,018
Daytime Population: Workers 35,513
Daytime Population: Residents 32,207
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 67,720
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 51,390
Population in Familes 32,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,628
Population Density2 11,291
Diversity Index3 89


Median Household Income $35,407
Average Household Income $52,799
Per Capita Income $15,616


Total Housing Units 16,148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,034 (18.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,040 (74.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,074 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $258,981
Average Home Value $285,094


Total Households 15,074
Average Household Size 3.41
Family Households 8,082
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.93% 0.8%
Households 0.91% 0.87%
Families 0.58% 0.65%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

New Brunswick, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Brunswick to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 15 97th
Population Density # 26 95th
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 521 5th
Per Capita Income # 537 2nd

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