Metuchen, New Jersey Population 2020

15,188
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Metuchen is a city located in New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 15,188, it is the 62nd largest city in New Jersey and the 2286th largest city in the United States. Metuchen is currently growing at a rate of 2.73% annually and its population has increased by 11.89% 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 5,330 people per square mile.

The average household income in Metuchen is $160,296 with a poverty rate of 1.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,644 per month, and the median house value is $418,900. The median age in Metuchen is 41.7 years, 41 years for males, and 42.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.1 males.

Metuchen Demographics

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

  • White: 72.42%
  • Asian: 16.81%
  • Black or African American: 5.35%
  • Two or more races: 3.69%
  • Other race: 1.73%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Metuchen, New Jersey is 15,188, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,382.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,574.

Metuchen, New Jersey Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,03672.42%
Asian2,32916.81%
Black or African American7425.35%
Two or More Races5113.69%
Some Other Race2401.73%
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Metuchen Population Pyramid 2020

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Metuchen Median Age

41.7


Total

41


Male

42.9


Female

Metuchen Adults

There are 10,519 adults, (2,216 of whom are seniors) in Metuchen.

Metuchen Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Metuchen Sex Ratio

Female

7,032

50.74%

Male

6,826

49.26%

Metuchen Households and Families

Metuchen Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Metuchen Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male90.1%9.9%
Married83.5%16.5%
All77.7%22.3%
Non Family67.8%32.2%
Female66.9%33.1%

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,2032.6677.7
Married3,1103.2583.5
Non Family1,4351.1767.8
Female5073.266.9
Male1512.9290.1

3.19

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Metuchen Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1731.75%
9th to 12th Grade2032.05%
High School Graduate1,39414.10%
Some College1,14811.61%
Associates Degree7897.98%
Bachelors Degree3,08931.24%
Graduate Degree3,09231.27%
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Metuchen Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,0376,8834,283
Asian1,6321,4601,244
Black618599274
Hispanic537512321
Other Race157151110
Multiple Races13711394

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.23%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$69,302$86,442$55,905
Less Than High School$43,317$42,981$
High School Grad$40,556$53,444$35,119
Some College$60,027$79,219$47,188
Bachelors Degree$73,273$88,359$56,951
Graduate Degree$101,660$124,432$83,094

$69,302

Average Earnings

$86,442

Average Male

$55,905

Average Female

Metuchen Language

Metuchen Language by Age

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Metuchen Language

73.25% of Metuchen residents speak only English, while 26.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 12.96% of the population.

Metuchen Poverty

Metuchen Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,4801291.36%
Asian2,329602.58%
Hispanic926192.05%
Black742131.75%

1.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.39%

Male Poverty Rate

1.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Metuchen

The race most likely to be in poverty in Metuchen is Asian, with 2.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Metuchen is White, with 1.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.46%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School7.71%
High School3.59%
Some College3.41%
Bachelors or Greater1.04%
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Name Poverty
Female Employed0.81%
Male Employed0.59%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Metuchen Income

Metuchen Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$124,317$160,296
Families$143,750$183,581
Married Families$158,113-
Non Families$75,691$95,385
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Metuchen Marital Status

Metuchen Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.0%

Male Marriage Rate

57.4%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Metuchen Marital Status by Race

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Metuchen Veterans

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319

Number of Veterans

314

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam175
Korea44
First Gulf War36
World War II11
Second Gulf War6
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74139
75+92
55 to 6443
35 to 5439
18 to 346
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2923.72%
Black274.11%

Metuchen Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Metuchen Employment Status

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72%

Labor Force Participation

69.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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55.02%

Born in New Jersey

79.82%

Native Born

20.18%

Foreign Born

7.74%

Non Citizen

12.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.82% of Metuchen residents were born in the United States, with 55.02% having been born in New Jersey. 7.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202015,1884032.73%
201914,7854032.80%
201814,3822952.09%
201714,0874032.95%
201613,684600.44%
201513,624-13-0.10%
201413,637300.22%
201313,6070.00%
201213,607100.07%
201113,597440.32%
201013,5537130.54%
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%