For population 25 years and over in Metuchen:
For population 15 years and over in Metuchen borough:
2,316 residents are foreign born (6.2% Asia, 4.2% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $8,328 (2.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edison, NJ (0.9 miles , pop. 97,687).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (16.3 miles , pop. 273,546).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (25.9 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Edison, NJ (1.0 miles ), Fords, NJ (1.6 miles ), Iselin, NJ (1.8 miles ), South Plainfield borough, NJ (2.0 miles ), Woodbridge, NJ (2.1 miles ), Colonia, NJ (2.1 miles ), Highland Park borough, NJ (2.1 miles ), Perth Amboy, NJ (2.2 miles ).
Latitude: 40.54 N, Longitude: 74.36 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,006 (-7.4%)
Area codes: 732, 908, 848
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Metuchen detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 32 (27 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-0.1%).
Work and jobs in Metuchen: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Metuchen, New Jersey
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Metuchen-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the Metuchen borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 10/18/1990, a category F3 tornado 21.9 miles away from the borough center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Metuchen-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from Metuchen center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 39.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 12.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 93.5 miles away from Metuchen center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 54.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: David Copperfield (illusionist) - Film actor, Scott Cowen - Educator, DK Holland - Graphic designer, Marqus Blakely - Basketball player, Tom Ruegger - Producer, James R. Arnold - Chemist.
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Local government website: www.metuchen.com
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See full list of schools located in Metuchen, map of school districts: EDISON TOWNSHIP
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.352. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.89. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 14.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Metuchen and their reported violations in the past:TREE TOP PARTNERSHIP (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.1%
(3.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.7% for Black residents, 1.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
25 people in religious group quarters in 2000
3 people in other group homes in 2000
Metuchen compared to New Jersey state average:
Banks with branches in Metuchen (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Metuchen borough (based on Middlesex County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.88%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 221
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 172
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Number of full-service restaurants: 477
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,801 average adjusted gross income)
0.33% of residents moved from foreign countries ($699 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
9.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($57,563 average adjusted gross income)
0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($627 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Metuchen fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 29 meters (95ft)
Total costs: $17,219,000
Total average daily traffic: 249,915
Total average daily truck traffic: 15,947
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Metuchen, NJ)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Metuchen)
FAA Registered Aircraft:6
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Metuchen, NJ
Total of 252 patent applications in 2008-2014.