Metuchen, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Metuchen, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Metuchen had a population of 14,271 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Metuchen: Matochshoning, Matouchin.

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


Total Population 14,271
Daytime Population: Workers 7,798
Daytime Population: Residents 6,715
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,513
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 14,270
Population in Familes 12,230
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 5,139
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $108,949
Average Household Income $144,392
Per Capita Income $55,317


Total Housing Units 5,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,083 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,384 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 207 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $398,764
Average Home Value $434,233


Total Households 5,467
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 3,901
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.69% 0.71%
Households 0.58% 0.62%
Families 0.57% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

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, 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 # 85 85th
Population Density # 100 82nd
Diversity Index # 197 64th
Median Household Income # 111 80th
Per Capita Income # 99 82nd

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