Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ

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Population

109,418

1.04% growth

Median Age

38.6


Median Household Income

$90,586

4.7% growth

Number of Employees

53,768

0.644% growth

Median Property Value

$340,700

1.82% growth

About

In 2017, Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ had a population of 109k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $90,586. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ grew from 108,288 to 109,418, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $86,523 to $90,586, a 4.7% increase.

The population of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ is 39.1% White Alone, 37% Asian Alone, and 13.9% Hispanic or Latino. 48.9% of the people in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language, and 80% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ are Middlesex County College (1,596 degrees awarded in 2016) and Rabbi Jacob Joseph School (5 degrees).

The median property value in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ is $340,700, and the homeownership rate is 59.8%. Most people in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 32.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ is N/A per household.

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Economy

The economy of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ employs 53.8k people. The largest industries in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ are Computer Systems Design (4,542 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,200 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,793 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($132,210), Legal services ($118,396), and Banking & related activities ($113,915).

Median household income in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ is $90,586. Males in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,835. The income inequality in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$90,586

2017 value

± $2,445

4.7%

1 Year Growth

± 3.82%

Households in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $90,586, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $86,523 in 2016, which represents a 4.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$84,044

Average Male Salary

± $10,564

$59,835

Average Female Salary

± $8,076

In 2017, full-time male employees in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $75,909 ± $10,532

  2. White

    $65,389 ± $10,140

  3. Two or More Races

    $58,528 ± $73,170

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.436

2017 Wage GINI

0.431

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.12% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $146,691, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Morristown Town, Madison & Florham Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $141,315 and $139,109.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

53.8k

2017 Value

0.644%

1 Year growth

± 0.644%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 0.644%, from 53.4k employees to 53.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ, are Software developers, applications & systems software (2,258 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,764 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,317 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Software developers, applications & systems software (2,258 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,764 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,317 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Database administrators (6.36 times higher than expected), Chemists & materials scientists (6.24 times), and Software developers, applications & systems software (5.11 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($263,036), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($175,202), and Medical & health services managers ($172,177).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53.8k

2017 Value

0.644%

1 Year growth

± 0.644%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 0.644%, from 53.4k employees to 53.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ, are Computer Systems Design (4,542 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,200 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,793 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design (4,542 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,200 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,793 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (6.3 times higher than expected), Computer Systems Design (5.38 times), and Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores (4.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($132,210), Legal services ($118,396), and Banking & related activities ($113,915).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics with $36.5B and Motorized vehicles and $35.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

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Health

N/A% of the population of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1184 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

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Diversity

Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 109k people, from which 80% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ is composed of 42.8k White Alone residents (39.1%), 40.5k Asian Alone residents (37%), 15.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.9%), 8.02k Black or African American Alone residents (7.33%), 2.5k Two or More Races residents (2.28%), 253 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.231%), 251 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.229%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (9,765 speakers), Other Asian Languages (8,250 speakers), and Gujarati (6,415 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

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Median Native-Born Age

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Median Foreign-Born Age

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In 2017, the median age of all people in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ was 38.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

39.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, N/A% of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ was 39.2%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    23,455 ± 3,332 people

  2. China

    2,231 ± 1,148 people

  3. Philippines

    1,751 ± 1,019 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ was India, the natal country of 23,455 Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ residents, followed by China with 2,231 and Philippines with 1,751.

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Citizenship

80%

2017 Citizenship

80.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 80% of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ was 80.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    42.8k ± 976

  2. Asian Alone

    40.5k ± 923

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15.2k ± 1.35k

In 2017, there were 1.06 times more White Alone residents (42.8k people) in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 40.5k Asian Alone and 15.2k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    9,765 speakers (9.73%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    8,250 speakers (8.22%)

  3. Gujarati

    6,415 speakers (6.39%)

48.9% of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 9.73% of the overall population of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 8.22% speak Other Asian Languages and 6.39% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ awarded 1,601 degrees. The student population of Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ is skewed towards women, with 5,490 male students and 5,975 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ are White (636 and 40.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (386 and 24.7%), Asian (194 and 12.4%), and Black or African American (159 and 10.2%).

The largest universities in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Middlesex County College (1,596 and 99.7%) and Rabbi Jacob Joseph School (5 and 0.312%).

The most popular majors in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (639 and 39.9%), General Business Administration & Management (158 and 9.87%), and Physical Sciences (137 and 8.56%).

The median tuition costs in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ are $11,700 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 137 degrees awarded

  2. 639 degrees awarded

  3. 158 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ was Physical Sciences with 137 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,596 degrees awarded

  2. 5 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$11,700

Median Private

In 2016, the Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Middlesex County College with 1,596 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

692

Degrees Awarded to Men

909

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 692 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ, which is 0.761 times less than the 909 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    636 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    386 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    194 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ were to White students. These 636 degrees mean that there were 1.65 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 386 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ was $340,700 in 2017, which is 1.57 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $334,600 to $340,700, a 1.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ is 59.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 32.7 minutes, and they commute by N/A. Car ownership in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

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$90,586

Median Household Income

± $2,445

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ grew to $90,586 from the previous year's value of $86,523.

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Housing

Property Value

$340,700

2017 Median

± $5,235

$334,600

2016 Median

± $4,905

In 2017, the median property value in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ grew to to $340,700 from the previous year's value of $334,600.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

59.8%

2017 Homeownership

60.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.8% of the housing units in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

Average Number

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Commute Time

32.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (32.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 7.89% of the workforce in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in Metuchen Borough PUMA, NJ was N/A, followed by those who N/A and those who N/A.

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