08840 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Metuchen, NJ (88.89%), Fords, NJ (11.11%)
County: Middlesex County, NJ
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 16,535
Zip code population in 2010: 16,558
Zip code population in 2000: 15,705

Houses and condos: 6,379
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,276
% of renters here:

21%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 08840: 121.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 3.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 5,295 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

2.2% ($8,182)
New Jersey:

2.4% ($7,331)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $8,095 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $8,403 (2.4%)

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Males: 8,076  (48.8%)
Females: 8,459  (51.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 08840:

For population 15 years and over in 08840:

Zip code 08840 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 08840

  • Zip code 08840 races chart
    • 11,230White population
    • 908Black population
    • 14American Indian population
    • 2,629Asian population
    • 3Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 47Some other race population
    • 358Two or more races population
    • 1,369Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $369,300
08840:

$369,300
New Jersey:

$307,700



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 08840 zip code as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 08840 to the number of sex offenders is 4,975 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.7 years
New Jersey median age:

39.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 08840, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $90,050 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$90,050
State:

$79,688

Salary/wage: $84,901 (reported on 84.2% of returns)
Here:

$84,901
State:

$68,122
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.2% for AGIs below $25k, 75.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 84.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 78.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,440 (reported on 53.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,440
New Jersey:

$2,193
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,906 (reported on 36.4% of returns)
Here:

$4,906
State:

$6,828
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,957 (reported on 26.5% of returns)
Here:

+$4,957
State:

+$15,358
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$19,472 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

+$19,472
State:

+$19,577
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $25k, 4.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $20,356 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
08840:

$20,356
New Jersey:

$18,214
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $17,292 (reported on 1.4% of returns)
08840:

$17,292
New Jersey:

$24,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $29,131 (21% of AGI, reported on 55.4% of returns)
Here:

$29,131
State:

$30,827

Here:

21.4% of AGI
State:

21.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.8% for AGIs below $25k, 17.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 16.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,746 (reported on 47.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,746
State:

$3,451
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $15,663 (reported on 55.3% of returns)
08840:

$15,663
State:

$15,801
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.9% for AGIs below $25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,795 (reported on 7.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,795
State:

$2,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 08840, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $73,859 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$73,859
State:

$64,921

Salary/wage: $68,769 (reported on 83.8% of returns)
Here:

$68,769
State:

$57,755
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 152.0% for AGIs below $10k, 66.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 78.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,990 (reported on 68.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,990
New Jersey:

$2,068
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,583 (reported on 42.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,583
State:

$3,959
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,261 (reported on 32.1% of returns)
Here:

+$9,261
State:

+$13,591
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$16,295 (reported on 13.4% of returns)
Here:

+$16,295
State:

+$17,520
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,160 (reported on 3.4% of returns)
08840:

$3,160
New Jersey:

$3,270
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $13,324 (reported on 1.7% of returns)
Here:

$13,324
New Jersey:

$17,258
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $22,543 (20% of AGI, reported on 54.5% of returns)
Here:

$22,543
State:

$23,924

Here:

20.0% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 37.9% for AGIs below $10k, 20.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 16.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 18.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,991 (3% of AGI, reported on 50.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,991
State:

$3,242

Here:

2.6% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $13,193 (reported on 82.6% of returns)
08840:

$13,193
State:

$12,321
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,476 (reported on 6.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,476
State:

$1,711

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 58.8%
Here:

59%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 51.2% for AGIs below $10k, 53.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 56.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$102,196
New Jersey:

$70,165
Metuchen, NJ (08840) map Nearest zip codes: 08837, 08820, 08817, 08863, 08830, 08832.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

54.0%
New Jersey:

52.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

3.1%
New Jersey:

5.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 153
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 5,998


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 175 (155 now married, 20 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 3,565 (1,958 now married, 1,607 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 08840 with a mortgage: 3,380 (139 second mortgage, 660 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,495

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,537
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: over $1,000

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

3.4%
Whole state:

11.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

2.2%
Whole state:

6.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 08840: Metuchen Station (A), Metuchen Public Library (B), Metuchen Borough Hall (C), Jewish Community Center of Metuchen (D), Woodburn Hall (E), O'Neill Hall (F), Alert Ambulance Service Metuchen (G), Vital Mobile Care (H), Metuchen First Aid Squad (I), Metuchen Volunteer Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 08840 include: New Hope Baptist Church (A), Reformed Church of Metuchen (B), Second Baptist Church (C), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Church of Jesus Christ (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), Temple Neve Sholom (H), Centenary Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Hillside Cemetery (1), Metuchen Colonial Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 08840 include: Center Street Park (1), Hampton Park (2), Memorial Park (3), Metuchen Municipal Pool (4), Myrtle - Charles Park (5), Oakland Park (6), Olmezer Park (7), Thomas Park (8), Edgar Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 122010 or later
  • 4972000 to 2009
  • 2251990 to 1999
  • 3941980 to 1989
  • 3251970 to 1979
  • 9341960 to 1969
  • 2,0961950 to 1959
  • 7241940 to 1949
  • 1,1721939 or earlier
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Metuchen, NJ (08840)

  • 10no bedroom
  • 1021 bedroom
  • 7462 bedrooms
  • 2,3523 bedrooms
  • 1,2524 bedrooms
  • 4135+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Metuchen, NJ (08840)

  • 46no bedroom
  • 5151 bedroom
  • 3722 bedrooms
  • 2143 bedrooms
  • 1264 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Metuchen, NJ (08840) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 200no vehicle
  • 1,5751 vehicle
  • 2,0992 vehicles
  • 7673 vehicles
  • 1834 vehicles
  • 515+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Metuchen, NJ (08840) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 149no vehicle
  • 6091 vehicle
  • 3762 vehicles
  • 783 vehicles
  • 434 vehicles
  • 215+ vehicles


Zip code 08840 topographic map

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,490.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $337,295.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $369,300
08840:

$369,300
New Jersey:

$307,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $297,500 - $466,300

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $356,587
Townhouses or other attached units: $239,444
In 2-unit structures: $249,367
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $206,012
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,096
Mobile homes: $67,687

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 7.3%

Neighborhoods in zip code 08840:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 51.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,522

Size of family households: 1,641 2-persons, 1,054 3-persons, 971 4-persons, 477 5-persons, 88 6-persons, 96 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,592 1-person, 229 2-persons, 3 3-persons

2,977 married couples with children.
672 single-parent households (94 men, 578 women).

75.3% of residents of 08840 zip code speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% very well, 11% well, 3% not well, 7% not at all).
12.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% very well, 15% well, 14% not well, 3% not at all).
6.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% very well, 20% well, 10% not well, 5% not at all).
2.4% of residents speak other language at home (92% very well, 8% well).

Foreign born population: 3,524 (21.3%)
(69.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

21.3%
Whole state:

21.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 22%India
  • 8%Philippines
  • 8%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Poland
  • 4%Egypt
  • 3%Korea
  • 3%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland

Most common first ancestries reported in 08840 (%)

  • 29%Other groups
  • 12%Italian
  • 10%Irish
  • 6%German
  • 5%Polish
  • 5%American
  • 3%English

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 862010 or later
  • 8192000 to 2009
  • 1,1781990 to 1999
  • 1,588Before 1990

Zip code 08840 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 08840 marital status for males
Zip code 08840 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 81%Utility gas
  • 15%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3%Electricity
  • 1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 20,017. Population change in the 1990s: -4,312 (-21.5%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


70% of the 08840 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New Jersey.

90% of the 08840 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 107
Here:

5.9%
New Jersey:

10.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 53
Here:

6.1%
New Jersey:

11.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 123
Here:

25.9%
New Jersey:

24.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 114,125Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 100,179Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 92,270Management occupations
  • 89,750Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 82,179Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 81,375Business and financial operations occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (METUCHEN, NJ):

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 25 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in other group homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED70$278,021228$290,8761,119$271,80652$88,79738$236,321
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$028$299,640103$282,7412$230,6551$113,840
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$346,12022$286,833304$284,23030$95,60511$209,542
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN24$305,85526$366,079179$295,72416$248,5466$240,350
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$05$307,64051$256,1042$44,9604$229,540
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED42$305,13136$327,503
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$309,0502$416,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$300,9108$391,474
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$217,4302$279,330
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 08840 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21274.4 years
Mary18680.5 years
Joseph12575.0 years
William12072.6 years
Anna11881.7 years
Helen9379.9 years
Charles8976.5 years
George8576.2 years
Robert8168.4 years
James7470.6 years
Most common last names in zip code 08840 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4575.0 years
Johnson2273.7 years
Miller1880.1 years
Brown1778.3 years
Jensen1675.7 years
Jones1573.0 years
Thompson1473.9 years
Anderson1380.5 years
Martin1376.2 years
Drake1277.4 years
Businesses in zip code 08840
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1UPS7
Blockbuster1White Castle1
FedEx4Wine & Spirits1
New Balance1YMCA3
Nike2

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