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.