New Brunswick, New Jersey Population 2018

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
White38,068
Black or African American7,482
Asian4,996
Some Other Race4,539
Two or More Races1,149
American Indian and Alaska Native181
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander12

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

New Brunswick Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15%20% Male Population0%5%10%15%20% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

New Brunswick Median Age

23.6


Total

24.4


Male

22.8


Female

New Brunswick Adults

There are 43,054 adults, (2,878 of which are seniors) in New Brunswick.

New Brunswick Age Dependency

40.4

Age Dependency Ratio

7.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

New Brunswick Sex Ratio

Female

28,216

50.00%

Male

28,211

50.00%

New Brunswick Households and Families

New Brunswick Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

New Brunswick Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married27.5%72.5%
All18.8%81.2%
Male15.5%84.5%
Non Family15.4%84.6%
Female14.6%85.4%

18.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

New Brunswick Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,3093.418.8
Non Family5,7981.9215.4
Married4,1464.1627.5
Female2,9354.4214.6
Male1,4305.1415.5

3.94

Average Family Size

3.4

Average Household Size

11.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

New Brunswick Households

New Brunswick Education

New Brunswick Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,32927.62%
9th to 12th Grade3,14911.87%
High School Graduate6,63425.00%
Some College3,17111.95%
Associates Degree9743.67%
Bachelors Degree2,86210.78%
Graduate Degree2,4209.12%

New Brunswick Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic15,8696,640801
White4,8214,5282,369
Black4,1673,226812
Other Race2,4381,19161
Asian1,6741,5261,245
Multiple Races373320128
Native American7767

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.92%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 74.37%.

New Brunswick Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,536$25,797$19,780
Less Than High School$18,111$20,864$15,749
High School Grad$22,515$25,100$18,299
Some College$27,341$32,347$22,679
Bachelors Degree$44,724$53,190$39,750
Graduate Degree$64,210$73,021$58,218

$23,536

Average Earnings

$25,797

Average Male

$19,780

Average Female

New Brunswick Language

New Brunswick Language by Age

New Brunswick Language

43.82% of New Brunswick residents speak only English, while 56.18% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 49.84% of the population.

New Brunswick Poverty

New Brunswick Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic30,37110,54034.70%
White8,8063,71542.19%
Black6,3692,07832.63%
Other4,5211,38730.68%
Asian2,8531,17941.32%
Multiple93714315.26%
Native1775229.38%

35.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.59%

Male Poverty Rate

39.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Brunswick

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Brunswick is White, with 42.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Brunswick is Multiple, with 15.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 47.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.36%.

New Brunswick Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.50%
High School25.96%
Some College19.50%
Bachelors or Greater11.11%

New Brunswick Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.51%
Male Unemployed43.11%
Female Employed26.05%
Male Employed18.19%

New Brunswick Income

New Brunswick Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,428$54,463
Families$37,455$55,301
Married Families$57,730$
Non Families$30,194$43,959

New Brunswick Marital Status

New Brunswick Marital Status

Marriage Rates

23.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.0%

Male Marriage Rate

22.3%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

New Brunswick Marital Status by Race

New Brunswick Veterans

New Brunswick Veterans by War

623

Number of Veterans

603

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam231
Second Gulf War187
First Gulf War111
Korea59
World War II20

New Brunswick Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
18 to 34147
55 to 64139
35 to 54139
75+128
65 to 7470

New Brunswick Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3691.29%
Hispanic1560.76%
Black1552.58%
Other672.26%
Asian190.40%
2 or More131.94%

New Brunswick Veterans by Education

11.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Brunswick Employment Status

New Brunswick Employment by Age

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.1%

Employment Rate

9.7%

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

49.91%

Born in New Jersey

63.36%

Native Born

36.64%

Foreign Born

29.49%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

63.36% of New Brunswick residents were born in the United States, with 49.91% having been born in New Jersey. 29.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.