Metuchen, New Jersey Population 2021

14,953
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Metuchen is a city located in Middlesex County New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 14,953, it is the 62nd largest city in New Jersey and the 2320th largest city in the United States . Metuchen is currently growing at a rate of 1.39% annually and its population has increased by 10.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,574 in 2010. Metuchen reached it's highest population of 16,031 in 1970. Spanning over 3 miles, Metuchen has a population density of 5,248 people per square mile.

The average household income in Metuchen is $164,085 with a poverty rate of 2.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,541 per month, and the median house value is $437,400. The median age in Metuchen is 41 years, 40.6 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.

Metuchen Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Metuchen was:

  • White: 70.51%
  • Asian: 16.93%
  • Black or African American: 6.48%
  • Two or more races: 3.64%
  • Other race: 2.43%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Metuchen, New Jersey is 14,953 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,338.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,574.

Metuchen, New Jersey Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,90570.51%
Asian2,37916.93%
Black or African American9106.48%
Two or More Races5123.64%
Some Other Race3422.43%
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Metuchen Population by Race

Metuchen Population Pyramid $2021

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Metuchen Median Age

41


Total

40.6


Male

41.9


Female

Metuchen Adults

There are 10,746 adults, (2,156 of whom are seniors) in Metuchen.

Metuchen Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Metuchen Sex Ratio

Female

7,329

52.17%

Male

6,719

47.83%

Metuchen Population by Age

Metuchen Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Metuchen Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male88.1%11.9%
Married83.9%16.1%
All76.3%23.7%
Female67.8%32.2%
Non Family61.2%38.8%

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Metuchen Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,2732.6676.3
Married3,1833.2483.9
Non Family1,4321.1661.2
Female5153.1867.8
Male1432.9488.1

3.19

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Metuchen Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1101.09%
9th to 12th Grade2592.56%
High School Graduate1,40413.89%
Some College1,17111.58%
Associates Degree8518.42%
Bachelors Degree3,04430.11%
Graduate Degree3,27132.35%
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Metuchen Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Metuchen Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,9656,8384,393
Asian1,6611,4991,260
Black816797247
Hispanic605547354
Other Race208184149
2+ Races14510984

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.86%.

Metuchen Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$72,127$91,420$58,737
Less Than 9th Grade$$$53,558
High School Graduate$38,112$49,659$30,909
Some College$59,716$85,524$45,833
Bachelors Degree$73,611$91,733$60,771
Graduate Degree$103,739$122,100$84,837

$72,127

Average Earnings

$91,420

Average Male

$58,737

Average Female

Metuchen Earnings by Educational Attainment

Metuchen Language by Age

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Metuchen Language

71.22% of Metuchen residents speak only English, while 28.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.94% of the population.

Metuchen Language

Metuchen Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,3062652.85%
Asian2,379783.28%
Hispanic1,036383.67%
Other342123.51%
Black910101.10%

2.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.93%

Male Poverty Rate

3.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Metuchen

The race most likely to be in poverty in Metuchen is Hispanic, with 3.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Metuchen is Black, with 1.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.49%.

Metuchen Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade8.40%
High School4.77%
Some College4.55%
Bachelors or Greater2.06%

Metuchen Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed2.55%
Male Employed0.33%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Metuchen Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Metuchen Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$128,619$164,085
Families$153,068$190,008
Married Families$168,281-
Non Families$75,833$91,029
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Income by Household Type

Metuchen Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Metuchen Married by Age and Sex

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Metuchen Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Metuchen Marital Status by Race

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Metuchen Marital Status

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294

Number of Veterans

288

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam136
Korea37
First Gulf War32
World War II9
Second Gulf War

Metuchen Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74107
75+91
55 to 6449
35 to 5447
18 to 34

Metuchen Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2793.59%
Black151.80%

Metuchen Veterans by Race

Metuchen Veterans by Education

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2.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Metuchen Veterans by Education

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72%

Labor Force Participation

69.9%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Metuchen Employment by Age

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Metuchen Employment by Race

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Metuchen Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.06%

Born in Metuchen

79.44%

Native Born

20.56%

Foreign Born

7.84%

Non Citizen

12.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.44% of Metuchen residents were born in the United States, with 55.06% having been born in New Jersey. 7.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Metuchen Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,9532051.39%
202014,7482051.41%
201914,5432051.43%
201814,3382391.70%
201714,0994042.95%
201613,695580.43%
201513,637-15-0.11%
201413,652280.21%
201313,624-1-0.01%
201213,62580.06%
201113,617450.33%
201013,5727320.56%
200012,840360.03%
199012,804-958-0.72%
198013,762-2,269-1.51%
197016,0311,9901.33%
196014,0414,1623.58%
19509,8793,3224.18%
19406,5578091.33%
19305,7482,4145.60%
19203,3340.00%

Metuchen Population by Year