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 Change
2015 57,035 3.40%
2010 55,181 13.60%
2000 48,573 16.50%
1990 41,711 0.60%
1980 41,442 -1.10%
1970 41,885 4.30%
1960 40,139 3.40%
1950 38,811 17.00%
1940 33,180 -4.00%
1930 34,555 5.40%
1920 32,779 40.20%
1910 23,388 16.90%
1900 20,006 7.50%
1890 18,603 8.40%
1880 17,166 14.00%
1870 15,058 33.80%
1860 11,256 0.00%

New Brunswick Population in 2017 Source: Stu pendousmat at en.wikipedia

New Brunswick Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White 38,402 68.82%
Black or African American 7,496 13.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native 157 0.28%
Asian 4,544 8.14%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 11 0.02%
Some Other Race 4,219 7.56%
Two or More Races 975 1.75%

Population Pyramid

New Brunswick Housing Indicators

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

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
Average Household Size 3.42
Average Family Size 3.91
Married Couple Families 3,940
Male Householder (no wife) Families 1,244
Female Householder (no husband) Families 3,316
Non Family Households
Unmarried Martner Households (Opposite Sex) 11%
Unmarried Martner Households (Same Sex) 0.4%