Watchung, New Jersey Population 2024

6,421

Watchung is a city located in Somerset County New Jersey. Watchung has a 2024 population of 6,421. Watchung is currently declining at a rate of -0.05% annually and its population has decreased by -0.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,435 in 2020.

The average household income in Watchung is $210,743 with a poverty rate of 1.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Watchung is 45.5 years, 45.3 years for males, and 45.8 years for females.

Watchung Demographics

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

  • White: 80.43%
  • Asian: 13.82%
  • Two or more races: 4.86%
  • Other race: 0.48%
  • Black or African American: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,067.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.22% (-14)
The current population of Watchung, New Jersey is 6,421 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,435.

Watchung, New Jersey Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,16180.43%
Asian88713.82%
Two or more races3124.86%
Other race310.48%
Black or African American260.41%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Watchung Population by Race

Watchung Population Pyramid 2024

Watchung Median Age

45.5

Total

45.3

Male

45.8

Female

Watchung Adults

There are 5,124 adults, (1,676 of whom are seniors) in Watchung.

Watchung Age Dependency

86.1

Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Watchung Sex Ratio

Female3,35952.35%
Male3,05847.65%

Watchung Population by Age

Watchung Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2182.8286.913.1
Married1,3623.1890.39.7
Non Family6041.5482.517.5
Female1754.291000
Male773.331.268.8

3.19

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

86.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Watchung Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade651.38%
9th to 12th Grade1433.04%
High School Graduate70614.99%
Some College68314.5%
Associates Degree2735.8%
Bachelors Degree1,66335.31%
Graduate Degree1,17724.99%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Watchung Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watchung Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,6163,5042,094
Asian636564538
Hispanic391367156
2+ Races128128105
Black252510

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 84.59%.

Watchung Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$85,969$102,841$70,573
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$55,739$56,136$41,534
Some College$59,394$67,446$0
Bachelors Degree$113,622$110,811$135,108
Graduate Degree$126,304$159,286$86,364

$85,969

Average Earnings

$102,841

Average Male

$70,573

Average Female

Watchung Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watchung Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Watchung Language

80.59% of Watchung residents speak only English, while 19.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 10.31% of the population.

Watchung Language

Watchung Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,596962.09%
Black251560%

1.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.28%

Male Poverty Rate

2.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watchung

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watchung is Black, with 60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watchung is White, with 2.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.85%.

Watchung Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College5.55%
High School3.17%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Watchung Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed29.46%
Male Employed1.09%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%

Watchung Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watchung Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$157,065$210,743
Families$178,000$248,093
Married Families$217,833$-999,999,999
Non Families$56,856$96,038

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Watchung Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Watchung Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Watchung Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Watchung Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Watchung Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

163

Number of Veterans

141

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War46
Vietnam45
Korea40
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Watchung Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+74
18 to 3446
65 to 7422
55 to 6421
35 to 540

Watchung Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1633.82%

Watchung Veterans by Race

Watchung Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watchung Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Watchung Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Watchung Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Watchung Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.49%

Born in Watchung

79.68%

Native Born

20.32%

Foreign Born

3.93%

Non Citizen

16.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.68% of Watchung residents were born in the United States, with 56.49% having been born in New Jersey. 3.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Watchung Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,403-4-0.06%
20286,407-3-0.05%
20276,410-4-0.06%
20266,414-3-0.05%
20256,417-4-0.06%
20246,421-3-0.05%
20236,424-4-0.06%
20226,428150.23%
20216,413-22-0.34%
20206,4354126.84%
20196,023-37-0.61%
20186,060100.17%
20176,050120.2%
20166,03840.07%
20156,034-24-0.4%
20146,058-10-0.16%
20136,06850.08%
20126,063270.45%
20116,036230.38%
20106,0134007.13%
20005,6135039.84%
19905,110-180-3.4%
19805,29054011.37%
19704,7501,43843.42%
19603,31200%
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Watchung Population by Year