Metuchen, NJ 08840 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08840: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Metuchen, NJ 08840

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.542, Longitude -74.357
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,030
  • PO Box Addresses: 221
  • Residential Addresses: 6,575
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 165
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,410

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Metuchen, NJ 08840 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,321
Daytime Population: Workers 8,240
Daytime Population: Residents 8,205
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,445
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 17,320
Population in Familes 15,005
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 5,479
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $107,136
Average Household Income $139,589
Per Capita Income $51,732


Total Housing Units 6,664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,861 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,558 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 245 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $376,604
Average Home Value $414,128


Total Households 6,419
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 4,680
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 0.65% 0.68%
Households 0.54% 0.6%
Families 0.52% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Metuchen, NJ 08840 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08840 to the other 579 ZIP Codes 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 # 197 66th
Population Density # 115 80th
Diversity Index # 183 68th
Median Household Income # 142 76th
Per Capita Income # 150 74th

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