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Population (year 2000): 12,840. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,383 (+4.2% change)
Males: 6,137 (47.8%), Females: 6,703 (52.2%)

Median resident age: 39.5 years
Median household income: $75,546 (year 2000)
Median house value: $194,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Metuchen:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.6%)
  • Black (5.3%)
  • Hispanic (4.0%)
  • Asian Indian (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Chinese (1.7%)
  • Filipino (1.1%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
  • Vietnamese (0.6%)
  • Korean (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (22.4%), Italian (17.2%), German (14.5%), Polish (8.7%), English (7.7%), Russian (5.8%).

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Elevation: 117 feet

Land area: 2.7 square miles

Metuchen,

For population 25 years and over in Metuchen

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Metuchen borough

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

14.2% Foreign born (6.5% Asia, 4.4% Europe, 2.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-0.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Edison, (1.2 miles pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (18.1 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (32.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ Edison, (1.2 miles NJ (3.2 miles Fords, NJ (3.8 miles Iselin, Plainfield, NJ (4.6 miles South NJ Colonia, (4.7 miles Park, NJ Highland (5.3 miles NJ Woodbridge, (5.5 miles NJ Sayreville, (5.8 miles

Latitude: 40.54 N, Longitude: 74.36 W

Area codes: 732, 908, 848


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (15.3%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,015 (-7.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,083 (16.4%)


 

Crime in Metuchen by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 2 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 7.8 15.6 0.0 0.0 7.8 0.0
Robberies 10 1 4 5 4 3
    per 100,000 77.9 7.8 31.2 38.9 31.2 23.4
Assaults 14 10 8 9 11 11
    per 100,000 109.0 77.9 62.3 70.1 85.7 85.7
Burglaries 31 53 50 58 66 58
    per 100,000 241.4 412.8 389.4 451.7 514.0 451.7
Thefts 198 171 199 194 167 137
    per 100,000 1542.1 1331.8 1549.8 1510.9 1300.6 1067.0
Auto thefts 23 16 16 18 16 10
    per 100,000 179.1 124.6 124.6 140.2 124.6 77.9
141.2 116.3 121.0 129.0 127.6 104.7


Average climate in Metuchen, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Metuchen,

Metuchen-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the Metuchen city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category 3 tornado 28.4 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Metuchen:
  • RARITAN BAY MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; PERTH AMBOY, NJ)
  • ST PETERS MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ)
  • UNIVERSITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE (about 7 miles; PISCATAWAY, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Metuchen:
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 17 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 28 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
  • TETERBORO (about 31 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Metuchen:
  • LINDEN (about 11 miles; LINDEN, NJ; ID: LDJ)
  • CENTRAL JERSEY REGIONAL (about 16 miles; MANVILLE, NJ; ID: 47N)
  • OLD BRIDGE (about 16 miles; OLD BRIDGE, NJ; ID: 3N6)

Amtrak stations near Metuchen:
  • 3 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: NEW BRUNSWICK (FRENCH & ALBANY STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 28 $167,389 $71,738 22 $14,597
Fire - Other 0 $0   4 $1,663
Welfare 0 $0   2 $1,018
Solid Waste Management 17 $52,416 $36,999 1 $1,169
Sewerage 2 $7,288 $43,728 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $12,483 $37,449 0 $0
Local Libraries 6 $21,257 $42,514 12 $6,447
Police - Other 6 $11,993 $23,986 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 14 $51,608 $44,235 17 $19,386
Financial Administration 5 $21,970 $52,728 0 $0
Other Government Administration 2 $5,553 $33,318 8 $3,516
Judicial and Legal 3 $7,550 $30,200 3 $2,905
Totals for Government 87 $359,507 $49,587 69 $50,701


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Metuchen:
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEW BRUNSWICK (about 8 miles; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 30,649)
  • MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; EDISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,739)
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,856)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE (about 11 miles; NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • DREW UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; MADISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • CUNY COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND (about 16 miles; STATEN ISLAND, NY; FT enrollment: 8,135)
Public high school in Metuchen:
  • METUCHEN HIGH (Students: 541; Location: 400 GROVE AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Metuchen:
  • ST JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 790; Location: 145 PLAINFIELD AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
Public primary/middle schools in Metuchen:
  • EDGAR (Students: 606; Location: BRUNSWICK AVE; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • CAMPBELL (Students: 578; Location: DURHAM AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 04)
  • MENLO PARK TERR (Students: 383; Location: MARYKNOLL ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MILDRED B. MOSS (Students: 134; Location: SIMPSON PL; Grades: KG - KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Metuchen:
  • ST FRANCIS CATHEDRAL (Students: 439; Location: 528 MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • METUCHEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 256; Location: 130 WHITMAN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • A B Z ACADEMY (Students: 145; Location: 30 HILLSIDE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 1)
  • METUCHEN EDISON COMM DAY (Students: 78; Location: 200 HILLSIDE AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Metuchen:
  • METUCHEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $612,909; Location: 480 MIDDLESEX AVENUE; 75,170 books; 2,569 audio materials; 58 video materials; 181 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Metuchen: Metuchen Station (A), O'Neill Hall (B), Metuchen Public Library (C), Metuchen Borough Hall (D), Woodburn Hall (E), Jewish Community Center of Metuchen (F).

Churches in Metuchen include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Church of Jesus Christ (B), Second Baptist Church (C), Temple Neve Sholom (D), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (E), New Hope Baptist Church (F), Reformed Church of Metuchen (G), Saint Francis Roman Catholic Church (H).

Cemeteries: Hillside Cemetery (1), Metuchen Colonial Cemetery (2).

Parks in Metuchen include: Center Street Park (1), Woodland Park (2), Thomas Park (3), Myrtle - Charles Park (4), Edgar Park (5), Oakland Park (6), Hampton Park (7), Memorial Park (8), Olmezer Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Metuchen compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Metuchen:
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Metuchen:
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Metuchen:
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)

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