Metuchen, New Jersey

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Population in 2017: 14,349 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.8%
 
Males: 6,996  (48.8%)
Females: 7,353  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

42.1 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 08840.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $104,919 (it was $75,546 in 2000)
Metuchen:

$104,919
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $52,166 (it was $36,749 in 2000)

Metuchen borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $404,737 (it was $195,300 in 2000)
Metuchen:

$404,737
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $425,252; detached houses: $451,378; townhouses or other attached units: $269,884; in 2-unit structures: $651,019; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $251,924; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $229,032

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,653.

March 2019 cost of living index in Metuchen: 122.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.5%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.1% for Black residents, 3.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Metuchen, NJ (2010)
    • 9,95273.3%White alone
    • 1,74412.8%Asian alone
    • 9356.9%Hispanic
    • 6174.5%Black alone
    • 2782.0%Two or more races
    • 370.3%Other race alone
    • 80.06%American Indian alone
    • 30.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Metuchen detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Metuchen, New Jersey as of February 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Metuchen is 6,939 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Metuchen by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(29.9)
2
(14.9)
5
(38.0)
5
(38.1)
4
(30.5)
7
(53.0)
3
(22.0)
5
(36.5)
1
(7.3)
6
(43.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(21.6)
6
(42.9)
3
(21.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(59.9)
9
(67.2)
22
(167.2)
5
(38.1)
8
(61.0)
2
(15.2)
2
(14.7)
6
(43.7)
4
(29.1)
3
(21.7)
7
(50.5)
1
(7.2)
6
(42.9)
2
(14.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
64
(478.9)
40
(298.7)
43
(326.8)
47
(358.2)
47
(358.2)
27
(204.5)
51
(374.5)
38
(277.1)
22
(160.0)
31
(224.3)
29
(209.2)
38
(273.8)
27
(193.1)
20
(140.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
167
(1,250)
201
(1,501)
233
(1,771)
204
(1,555)
183
(1,395)
168
(1,273)
147
(1,079)
149
(1,086)
154
(1,120)
111
(803.0)
134
(966.5)
131
(943.9)
136
(972.7)
102
(715.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(104.8)
13
(97.1)
2
(15.2)
9
(68.6)
10
(76.2)
7
(53.0)
7
(51.4)
10
(72.9)
4
(29.1)
3
(21.7)
8
(57.7)
8
(57.6)
12
(85.8)
6
(42.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.7)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)118.8106.6145.9111.8108.394.588.988.472.266.968.069.580.850.9

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City-data.com crime index in Metuchen, NJ

Crime rate in Metuchen detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 34 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Italian (11.3%), Irish (8.6%), American (5.1%), Polish (4.9%), German (3.3%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1900

Elevation: 117 feet

Land area: 2.74 square miles.

Population density: 5,235 people per square mile   (average).

Metuchen, New Jersey map

3,098 residents are foreign born (6.0% Asia, 4.4% Europe, 2.7% Latin America).

This borough:

22.2%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $9,406 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $10,512 (2.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edison, NJ (0.9 miles , pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Staten Island, NY (11.9 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (22.7 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

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: -832 (-6.0%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,361 (18.7%)

Area codes: 732, 908, 848

Distribution of median household income in Metuchen, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Metuchen, NJ in 2017
Metuchen satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Historical population in Metuchen, NJ
Historical housing units in Metuchen, NJ
Most common industries in Metuchen, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.0%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
  • Construction (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.3%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.1%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
  • Social assistance (3.1%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Metuchen, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)

Average climate in Metuchen, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Metuchen, New Jersey average temperatures Metuchen, New Jersey average precipitation Metuchen, New Jersey humidity Metuchen, New Jersey wind speed Metuchen, New Jersey snowfall Metuchen, New Jersey sunshine Metuchen, New Jersey clear and cloudy days

Metuchen, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.7. This is worse than average.

City:

92.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.358. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.358
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 12.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.343. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.343
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.09. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.09
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Metuchen-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 31% smaller 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 87% 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 Metuchen center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 236.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 274.9 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 the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 236.5 miles away from the city 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Metuchen topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Metuchen:

  • ROOSEVELT HOSP DISEASES OF CHEST (PARSONAGE RD)
  • ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL (PO BOX 151)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Metuchen:

  • HAVEN HOSPICE AT JFK MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; EDISON, NJ)
  • JFK MEDICAL CTR - ANTHONY M. YELENCSICS COMMUNITY Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; EDISON, NJ)
  • NEW JERSEY VETERANS MEMORIAL HOME MENLO (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EDISON, NJ)
  • GRACE HEALTHCARE SERVICES LLC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; EDISON, NJ)
  • CARING HOSPICE SERVICES OF CENTRAL JERSEY (Hospital, about 3 miles away; EDISON, NJ)
  • FMC EDISON (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; EDISON, NJ)
  • DVA EDISON (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; EDISON, NJ)

Amtrak stations near Metuchen:

  • 3 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 6 miles: NEW BRUNSWICK (FRENCH & ALBANY STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Metuchen:

  • Middlesex County College (about 3 miles; Edison, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 9,849)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 6 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; FT enrollment: 39,388)
  • Union County College (about 10 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,148)
  • Kean University (about 12 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 12,648)
  • College of Staten Island CUNY (about 12 miles; Staten Island, NY; FT enrollment: 11,684)
  • Seton Hall University (about 16 miles; South Orange, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,742)
  • Drew University (about 16 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,272)

Public high school in Metuchen:

Private high school in Metuchen:

  • ST JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 762, Location: 145 PLAINFIELD AVE, Grades: 9-12, Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Metuchen:

Private elementary/middle school in Metuchen:

  • METUCHEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 193, Location: 130 WHITMAN AVE, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Metuchen

Library in Metuchen:

  • METUCHEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $863,740; Location: 480 MIDDLESEX AVENUE; 65,649 books; 3,052 audio materials; 1,398 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 163 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • JFK Hospital, Edison, NJ on James Street is the closest hospital to town.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Metuchen: 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 Metuchen 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 Metuchen 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

Hotel: ABZ Academy (30 Hillside Avenue).

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.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Metuchen and their reported violations in the past:

TREE TOP PARTNERSHIP (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This borough:

2.6 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

71.4%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

4.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
25 people in religious group quarters in 2000
3 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Metuchen (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Metuchen at 407 Main Street, branch established on 1925/08/14; Metuchen Middlesex Avenue at 36 Middlesex Avenue, branch established on 1968/03/16. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • TD Bank, National Association: Metuchen/Downtown Branch at 259 Lake Avenue, branch established on 2004/04/17; Metuchen/Route 27 Branch at 70 Middlesex Avenue Route 27, branch established on 2002/03/30. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Metuchen Savings Bank: at 429 Main St, branch established on 1897/01/01; Metuchen Branch at 442 Main Street, branch established on 2003/04/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $268.0 mil, Deposits: $229.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Metuchen Branch at 470 Main Street, branch established on 1987/03/02. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Fulton Bank of New Jersey: Metuchen Branch at 700 Middlesex Avenue, branch established on 2004/12/13. Info updated 2012/02/08: Bank assets: $3,408.9 mil, Deposits: $2,816.1 mil, headquarters in Mount Laurel, NJ, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 74 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • The Provident Bank: Metuchen at 599 Middlesex Avenue, branch established on 1939/09/28. Info updated 2010/07/27: Bank assets: $7,097.5 mil, Deposits: $5,186.9 mil, headquarters in Jersey City, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 83 total offices, Holding Company: Provident Financial Services, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Metuchen:

Marital status in Metuchen, NJ
  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Metuchen:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 59.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
New Jersey average:

12.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Metuchen
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Metuchen, NJ (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic322,34074
Other48,71773
Mainline Protestant35,693113
Evangelical Protestant29,296130
Orthodox13,49114
Black Protestant5,87917
None354,442-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 221
Here:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 172
Middlesex County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Middlesex County:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 477
This county:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.8%
State:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.2%
State:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

59.2%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Metuchen:

60.0%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Metuchen:

27.5
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

16.6%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.3%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Metuchen:

33.2%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Metuchen:

64.6%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.4%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Metuchen, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25$210,067$100,8320$0
Solid Waste Management 19$93,054$58,7710$0
Other and Unallocable 10$45,435$54,52222$28,337
Local Libraries 5$22,543$54,10310$9,041
Police - Other 5$15,920$38,20824$19,550
Financial Administration 4$24,384$73,1520$0
Other Government Administration 3$11,471$45,8848$6,891
Judicial and Legal 3$10,649$42,5965$5,022
Parks and Recreation 2$11,812$70,8720$0
Sewerage 2$10,932$65,5920$0
Transit 1$2,293$27,5160$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 79$458,560$69,65569$68,841

Metuchen government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $446,000 ($31.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($0.42)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,696,000 ($257.58)
    Police Protection: $3,052,000 ($212.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $875,000 ($60.98)
    Parking Facilities: $791,000 ($55.13)
    Libraries: $763,000 ($53.17)
    Regular Highways: $687,000 ($47.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $555,000 ($38.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $455,000 ($31.71)
    Central Staff Services: $437,000 ($30.46)
    Financial Administration: $245,000 ($17.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $229,000 ($15.96)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $200,000 ($13.94)
    Sewerage: $196,000 ($13.66)
    General Public Buildings: $193,000 ($13.45)
    Natural Resources - Other: $131,000 ($9.13)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $91,000 ($6.34)
    Health - Other: $30,000 ($2.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $604,000 ($42.09)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $950,000 ($66.21)
    Other - Health - Other: $66,000 ($4.60)
    Other - Libraries: $25,000 ($1.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,358,000 ($373.41)

Metuchen government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $1,325,000 ($92.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $322,000 ($22.44)
    Other: $51,000 ($3.55)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($1.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $76,000 ($5.30)
    Health and Hospitals: $18,000 ($1.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $363,000 ($25.30)
    General Revenue - Other: $212,000 ($14.77)
    Rents: $23,000 ($1.60)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($0.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,393,000 ($97.08)
    Other: $104,000 ($7.25)
  • Tax - Property: $11,847,000 ($825.63)
    Other License: $423,000 ($29.48)
    Public Utilities Sales: $50,000 ($3.48)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $20,000 ($1.39)

Metuchen government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,725,000 ($956.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,270,000 ($924.80)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $455,000 ($31.71)

Metuchen government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,098,000 ($76.52)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,212,000 ($223.85)

5.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,128 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.04%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Union County, NJ  0.64% ($56,040 average AGI)
from Somerset County, NJ  0.56% ($54,961)
from Monmouth County, NJ  0.44% ($71,333)


6.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($78,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,090 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Somerset County, NJ  0.75% ($84,038 average AGI)
to Monmouth County, NJ  0.56% ($88,720)
to Union County, NJ  0.48% ($59,520)
Businesses in Metuchen, NJ
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1UPS7
Blockbuster1White Castle1
FedEx4Wine & Spirits1
New Balance1YMCA3
Nike2

Strongest AM radio stations in Metuchen:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)

Strongest FM radio stations in Metuchen:

  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSIA (88.9 FM; STATEN ISLAND, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Metuchen:

  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Metuchen fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 79ft / 23.9mTotal length
  • $12,807,000Total costs
  • 367,901Total average daily traffic
  • 25,594Total average daily truck traffic
  • 434,352Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Metuchen, NJ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 61960-1969
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Metuchen, NJ

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Daniel Gechtman, 200 Liberty Street (Lat: 40.547833 Lon: -74.378972), Type: 38.7, Overall height: 38.7 m, Registrant: Sectorsite LLC, Dan@sectorsitellc.Com, , 255 Mendh-am, Phone: (973) 543-0611
  • Leslie N Nixon, 200 Liberty Street (Lat: 40.547833 Lon: -74.378972), Type: 38.7, Overall height: 38.7 m, Registrant: Global Tower, Lcc, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-0320
  • Leslie N Nixon, 200 Liberty Street (Lat: 40.547833 Lon: -74.378972), Type: 38.7, Overall height: 38.7 m, Registrant: Global Tower, Lcc, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-0320
  • Kristen Cesana, 200 Liberty Street (Lat: 40.547833 Lon: -74.378972), Type: 38.7, Structure height: 34023 m, Overall height: 38.7 m, Registrant: American Towers, LLC., Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (678) 265-6770
  • Katie Miller, 206 Forrest Street (373136 / Metuchen) (Lat: 40.547778 Lon: -74.378111), Type: 38.7, Structure height: 34023 m, Overall height: 38.7 m, Registrant: American Towers, LLC., Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (678) 564-3236
  • Katie Miller, 206 Forrest Street (373136 / Metuchen) (Lat: 40.547778 Lon: -74.378111), Type: 38.7, Structure height: 34023 m, Overall height: 38.7 m, Registrant: American Towers, LLC., Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (678) 564-3236

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Metuchen, NJ)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Edison, 221 Cinder Rd (Lat: 40.571417 Lon: -74.345972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 49.4 m, Call Sign: WRBP385,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6555.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/08/2018, Expiration Date: 04/12/2026, Certifier: Matthew Hinerfeld, Registrant: Greenberg Traurig, LLP, 2101 L Street, Nw., Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 331-3194, Fax: (202) 331-3101, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Metuchen)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 12493 , Serial Number: 17262018, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 08/10/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 10/07/2010
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John J Doherty, 73 Aylin St, Metuchen, NJ 08840, Other Owners: Arthur F Madden
  • Aircraft: HUDSON GYRO COPTER B-8M (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 45 mph), Engine: MCCULLOCH 4318A&E/0-100 (72 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 342Y , Serial Number: HU-1, Year manufactured: 1965, Certificate Issue Date: 05/20/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Arthur Isbit, Po Box 534, Metuchen, NJ 08840

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 59
  • Hazardous Condition: 71
Fire incident types in Metuchen, NJ

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Metuchen, NJ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Metuchen, NJ
  • 84.7%Utility gas
  • 11.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Metuchen, NJ
  • 86.0%Utility gas
  • 8.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Metuchen compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Metuchen on our top lists:

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  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
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