New Brunswick Population 2017

New Brunswick is the county seat of Middlesex County, New Jersey. Home to Rutgers University, New Brunswick is located about 27 miles to the southwest of Manhattan. New Brunswick is often called the Healthcare City because it's the corporate headquarters and center for drug production for many major pharmaceutical companies like Bristol-Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson. The city also boasts several major medical research and teaching centers like the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Saint Peter's University Hospital.

New Brunswick has an estimated population of 57,000 in 2015 with a population density of 10,556 people per square mile (4,075/square kilometer).

New Brunswick Demographics

New Brunswick is very ethnically diverse. In the past, 25% of the total Hungarian population of the state lived in New Brunswick and 35% of the city's population were Hungarian in 1930. While the Hungarian community is still strong in New Brunswick, there are also growing Hispanic and Asian communities, particularly around French Street.

The 2010 census found the racial composition of New Brunswick was 45% white, 16% black or African American, 7.5% Asian, 0.9% Native American, 26% from another race, and 4% from two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race accounted for almost 50% of the city's population.

New Brunswick has a fairly young population with a median age of just 23 years. The Census Bureau found that almost 16% of families and nearly 26% of people in New Brunswick were below the poverty line, including 25% of children.

New Brunswick Population Growth

According to new census data, the population of New Jersey as a whole is becoming more racially diverse with a growing Hispanic population. New Brunswick now has the 12th largest number of Hispanic residents in the state but one of the highest in terms of proportion at nearly 50%. Hispanics will soon become a majority in New Brunswick.

The state's Asian population is also growing, especially in suburban areas of Middlesex County like New Brunswick and nearby Edison and Woodbridge. The number of Asian people in the county has climbed more than 50%, accounting for 21% of the county's population by 2010.

The population of New Brunswick as a whole continues to grow due to a large population shift across the New York Metro area, with much of the growth attributed to foreign-born people, young people in their 20s and 30s, empty-nesters, and baby boomers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201557,0351,8543.36%
201055,1816,60813.60%
200048,5736,86216.45%
199041,7112690.65%
198041,442-443-1.06%
197041,8851,7464.35%
196040,1391,3283.42%
195038,8115,63116.97%
194033,180-1,375-3.98%
193034,5551,7765.42%
192032,7799,39140.15%
191023,3883,38216.90%
190020,0061,4037.54%
189018,6031,4378.37%
188017,1662,10814.00%
187015,0583,80233.78%
186011,2560.00%

New Brunswick Population in 2018Source: Stu pendousmat at en.wikipedia

New Brunswick Race Data

Race Population Percentage
Two or More Races9751.71%
Some Other Race4,2197.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.02%
Asian4,5447.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native1570.28%
Black or African American7,49613.14%
White38,40267.33%

Population Pyramid

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New Brunswick Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
4.3
Houses Without Mortgage
752
Houses With Mortgage
2,030
Vacancy Rate
9
Median Rent
1,343
Median Home Value
242,200
Renter-Occupied Units
11,547
Owner-Occupied Units
2,782
Total Housing Units
15,747

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in New Brunswick for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4.9% and the labor force participation rate is 57.9%.

New Brunswick Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.4
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
11
Non Family Households
0
Female Householder (no husband) Families
3316
Male Householder (no wife) Families
1244
Married Couple Families
3940
Average Family Size
3.91
Average Household Size
3.42