New Brunswick, New Jersey Population 2019

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 Annual Growth Rate
201757,073-9-0.02%
201657,0822800.49%
201556,8022280.40%
201456,5741630.29%
201356,4116661.19%
201255,7452930.53%
201155,4525270.96%
201054,9256,3521.24%
200048,5736,8621.53%
199041,7112690.06%
198041,442-443-0.11%
197041,8851,7460.43%
196040,1391,3280.34%
195038,8115,6311.58%
194033,180-1,375-0.41%
193034,5551,7760.53%
192032,7799,3913.43%
191023,3883,3821.57%
190020,0061,4030.73%
189018,6031,4370.81%
188017,1662,1081.32%
187015,0583,8022.95%
186011,2560.00%

New Brunswick Population in 2018Source: By Hudconja [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White37,593
Black or African American7,926
Asian5,533
Some Other Race4,382
Two or More Races1,103
American Indian and Alaska Native219
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander36

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

New Brunswick Population Pyramid 2019

1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Male Population1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

New Brunswick Median Age

23.5


Total

24.2


Male

22.8


Female

New Brunswick Adults

There are 43,394 adults, (3,154 of whom are seniors) in New Brunswick.

New Brunswick Age Dependency

41.1

Age Dependency Ratio

7.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

New Brunswick Sex Ratio

Female

29,027

51.11%

Male

27,765

48.89%

New Brunswick Households and Families

New Brunswick Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

New Brunswick Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married27.8%72.2%
All18.7%81.3%
Male17.2%82.8%
Non Family14.8%85.2%
Female14.4%85.6%

18.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

New Brunswick Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,8233.2718.7
Non Family6,0601.8714.8
Married4,3324.0827.8
Female3,0964.1914.4
Male1,3354.8717.2

3.87

Average Family Size

3.27

Average Household Size

10.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

New Brunswick Households

New Brunswick Education

New Brunswick Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,64525.08%
9th to 12th Grade3,49513.19%
High School Graduate6,33823.92%
Some College3,47213.10%
Associates Degree1,0543.98%
Bachelors Degree2,83510.70%
Graduate Degree2,65710.03%

New Brunswick Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic15,4266,589754
White4,8524,5732,571
Black4,4203,532851
Other Race2,2791,26285
Asian1,7061,5381,270
Multiple Races425345111
Native American8978

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 74.44%.

New Brunswick Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,011$26,847$21,467
Less Than High School$19,969$22,065$16,536
High School Grad$25,134$28,804$18,187
Some College$24,896$28,681$22,917
Bachelors Degree$43,490$50,738$32,432
Graduate Degree$64,948$76,593$54,647

$25,011

Average Earnings

$26,847

Average Male

$21,467

Average Female

New Brunswick Language

New Brunswick Language by Age

New Brunswick Language

44.06% of New Brunswick residents speak only English, while 55.94% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 49.27% of the population.

New Brunswick Poverty

New Brunswick Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic28,9219,95134.41%
White9,3783,89141.49%
Black6,8302,08330.50%
Other4,3651,29029.55%
Asian2,9871,27942.82%
Multiple93122524.17%
Native2157434.42%

35.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.56%

Male Poverty Rate

39.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Brunswick

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Brunswick is Asian, with 42.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Brunswick is Multiple, with 24.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 55.41%.

New Brunswick Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.15%
High School29.28%
Some College19.50%
Bachelors or Greater12.76%

New Brunswick Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.36%
Male Unemployed39.39%
Female Employed23.88%
Male Employed17.80%

New Brunswick Income

New Brunswick Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,413$53,477
Families$38,472$55,523
Married Families$58,125$
Non Families$27,975$43,785

New Brunswick Marital Status

New Brunswick Marital Status

Marriage Rates

24.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.4%

Male Marriage Rate

22.6%

Female Marriage Rate

New Brunswick Married by Age and Sex

New Brunswick Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

New Brunswick Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

New Brunswick Veterans

New Brunswick Veterans by War

574

Number of Veterans

556

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Second Gulf War220
Vietnam195
First Gulf War124
Korea44
World War II13

New Brunswick Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
18 to 34169
35 to 54124
75+110
55 to 64100
65 to 7471

New Brunswick Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3351.19%
Hispanic2091.04%
Black1161.84%
Other933.30%
2 or More202.93%
Asian100.19%

New Brunswick Veterans by Education

3.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Brunswick Employment Status

New Brunswick Employment by Age

54.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

New Brunswick Employment by Race

New Brunswick Employment by Education

New Brunswick Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

50.48%

Born in New Jersey

64.89%

Native Born

35.11%

Foreign Born

26.95%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

64.89% of New Brunswick residents were born in the United States, with 50.48% having been born in New Jersey. 26.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.