Metuchen Middlesex County, New Jersey

Metuchen: Borough in New Jersey, United States

About

Metuchen is a city located in the county of Middlesex in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 13,574 and a population density of 1,838 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 14,767 inhabitants.

The city was created 122 years ago in 1900.

Metuchen Quick Facts

Population : 14,767 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
County : Middlesex County
Postal code : 08840
Phone Area Codes : 732
Area : 7.39 km2
Altitude : 95 feet / 29 meters
Establishment : March 03, 1900 (122 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 20:39:03 (26th September 2022)
Density : 1,999 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 8.08% (2010-2020)
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Location of Metuchen on New Jersey map.
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Geography

Metuchen is located at 40°32'35"N 74°21'48"W (40.5431600, -74.3632000).

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Demographics

The population of Metuchen increased by 8.08% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 13,574 - census
2011 13,617 0.32% estimation process
2012 13,625 0.06% estimation process
2013 13,624 -0.01% estimation process
2014 13,652 0.21% estimation process
2015 13,637 -0.11% estimation process
2016 13,695 0.42% estimation process
2017 14,099 2.87% estimation process
2018 14,338 1.67% estimation process
2019 14,543 1.41% estimation process
2020 14,767 1.52% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 7,118
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 6,910
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 3.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 6,903
April 1, 2010 Population : 6,864
People under 5 years old, percentage : 4.9%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 15.6%
People over 65 (%) : 9.3%
Female persons, % : 31.1%
White only, percent : 78.2%
Black or African American alone, percent : 17.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.9%
Asians alone % : 0.0%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.1%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 1.6%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 77.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 316
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.7%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 52.4%

Metuchen zip code is 08840. County name: Middlesex, County fips: 34023

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 52.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $89,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,031
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $288
2015-2019 median gross rent : $716
2015-2019 Households : 1,638
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.70
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 67.0%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 2.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 97.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 93.0%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 76.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 6.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 18.9%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 15.7%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 35.8%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 52.3%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 6,687
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 24,274
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 51,877
2012 total retail sales per capita : $7,356
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 31.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $47,833
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $15,739
Percentage of people living in poverty : 14.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 396
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 138
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 117
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 379
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 367
2010 population per square mile : 1,698.7
2010 land area in square miles : 4.04

People born in Metuchen (13)

People born in Metuchen, including illusionist David Copperfield, politician and leading Anti-Federalist Luther Martin, actress Quinn Shephard, .

List

  • Marqus Blakely (American basketball player) he was born in 22/10/1988
  • James R. Arnold (American chemist) he was born in 05/05/1923
  • Tom Ruegger (American producer, writer, director) he was born in 04/04/1954
  • Jack Waldman (musician) he was born in 06/09/1952
  • Scott Cowen (President of Tulane university) he was born in 27/07/1946
  • Thomas Mundy Peterson (First African-American to vote) he was born in 06/10/1824
  • Kristen Edmonds (American association football player) she was born in 22/05/1987
  • Isaac Vail Brokaw (American businessman) he was born in 27/11/1835
  • Robyn Schiff (American poet) she was born in 10/01/1973
  • Ezra Mundy Hunt (American physician) he was born in 04/01/1830

Schools in Metuchen

College & universities near Metuchen, NJ

Code Name City ZIP
185536 Middlesex County College Edison (NJ) 08818-3050

Stations (22)

Amtrak & bus stations near Metuchen, NJ

Code Name Address Type
MET Metropark station 100 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike RAIL
NBK New Brunswick station French and Albany Streets RAIL
EWR Newark Liberty International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL
PJC Princeton Junction station 2 Wallace Road RAIL

Post offices near Metuchen

Post Office Name City ZIP
Metuchen Post Office Metuchen (NJ) 08840

Other cities in Middlesex County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Middlesex County , NJ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Woodbridge 99,430 Census-designated place in New Jersey, United States
Edison 98,721 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Menlo Park 97,687 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Old Bridge 65,414 Census-designated place in Old Bridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Piscataway 57,164 Township in New Jersey, United States
New Brunswick 56,182 City in and county seat of Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Perth Amboy 51,309 City in New Jersey
East Brunswick 48,309 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Sayreville 43,855 Borough of New Jersey
Sayreville Junction 42,890 Unincorporated community in New Jersey
South Plainfield 23,965 Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Carteret 23,383 Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
South Old Bridge 23,233 City in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Plainsboro 22,709 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Morristown 19,229 Town in Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Iselin 18,695 Unincorporated community in New Jersey, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Metuchen distances to largest New Jersey cities