New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ

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2020 Population
153,249
0.217% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
30.4
1.33% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.3%
1.39% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$77,062
5.02% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$346,000
0.816% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
68,018
0.95% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ had a population of 153k people with a median age of 30.4 and a median household income of $77,062. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ declined from 153,582 to 153,249, a −0.217% decrease and its median household income grew from $73,381 to $77,062, a 5.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (43.3%), White (Hispanic) (18.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (16.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.2%), and Other (Hispanic) (6.29%).

43.5% of the households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

86.2% of the residents in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Middlesex County (Central)--New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Rutgers University-New Brunswick (13,483 degrees awarded in 2020), Chamberlain University-New Jersey (189 degrees), and DeVry University-New Jersey (91 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was $346,000, and the homeownership rate was 51.1%. Most people in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31 minutes. The average car ownership in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 153k people, from which 86.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 28.4% of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (43.5k people).

In 2020, there were 2.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.3k people) in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.2k White (Hispanic) and 24.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Spanish (35,249 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (4,817 households), and Arabic (2,526 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    66.3k ± 2.11k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    28.2k ± 1.75k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    24.6k ± 1.58k
27.5%
Hispanic Population
42.1k people

In 2020, there were 2.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.3k people) in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.2k White (Hispanic) and 24.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.5% of the people in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are hispanic (42.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    35,249 households (24.3%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    4,817 households (3.33%)
  3. Arabic
    2,526 households (1.74%)

43.5% of the households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 24.3% of the households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.4%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
43.5k people
28.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
44.1k people

As of 2020, 28.4% of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents (43.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 28.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

23
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2020, the median age of all people in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 30.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents was 30.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    7,903 ± 2,125 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    5,041 ± 1,714 people
  3. India
    5,040 ± 1,714 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Mexico, the natal country of 7,903 New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 5,041 and India with 5,040.

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Citizenship

86.2%
2020 Citizenship
85.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 86.2% of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 85.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    905 ± 224
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    695 ± 213
  3. Korea
    320 ± 106

New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Jersey, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New Jersey (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Median household income in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is $77,062. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $157,926, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $151,626 and $149,370.

Males in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,330. The income inequality in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ employs 68k people. The largest industries in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (6,460 people), Construction (4,218 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,035 people), and the highest paying industries are Broadcasting (except internet) ($152,967), Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing ($129,558), and Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($121,660).

Wages

Median Household Income

$77,062
2020 value
± $3,550
5.02%
1 Year Growth
± 5.36%

Households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $77,062, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $73,381 in 2019, which represents a 5.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$76,626
Average Male Salary in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ
± $9,739
$58,330
Average Female Salary in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ
± $7,435

In 2020, full-time male employees in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ
  1. Asian
    $75,796 ± $16,512
  2. White
    $56,992 ± $7,325
  3. Two or More Races
    $56,906 ± $27,070

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ.

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Wage Distribution

0.48
2020 Wage GINI in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ

In 2020, the income inequality in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0913% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $157,926, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $151,626 and $149,370.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ (23.1k out of 133k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    14,630 ± 1,397
  2. Hispanic
    10,299 ± 1,033
  3. Other
    3,236 ± 693

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

68k
2020 Value
0.95%
1 Year growth
± 0.95%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 0.95%, from 67.4k employees to 68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, are Postsecondary teachers (2,807 people), Other managers (1,865 people), and Packers & packagers, hand (1,631 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Postsecondary teachers (2,807 people), Other managers (1,865 people), and Packers & packagers, hand (1,631 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Web and digital interface designers (9.19 times higher than expected), Packers & packagers, hand (7.05 times), and Chemists & materials scientists (4.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Purchasing managers ($173,393), Computer & information systems managers ($150,235), and Chief executives & legislators ($148,549).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

68k
2020 Value
0.95%
1 Year growth
± 0.95%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 0.95%, from 67.4k employees to 68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (6,460 people), Construction (4,218 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,035 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs 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 New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (6,460 people), Construction (4,218 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,035 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (5.94 times higher than expected), Employment services (5.49 times), and Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing (5.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Broadcasting (except internet) ($152,967), Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing ($129,558), and Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($121,660).

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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. $70.5B
  2. $58.9B
  3. $50.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Electronics with $70.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($58.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($50.4B).

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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$649B
2020 Value in New Jersey
$1.35T
Projected 2050 Value in New Jersey
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $649B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.35T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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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. $116B
  2. $61.4B
  3. $24.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $116B, followed by Pennsylvania with $61.4B and California and $24.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%). The most partisan county was Essex County, NJ with 77.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for New Jersey
57.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Jersey
  1. 77.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 72.6% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 69.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Jersey was Essex County, NJ with 77.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New Jersey colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Jersey over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Middlesex County (Central)--New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ awarded 13,808 degrees. The student population of Middlesex County (Central)--New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is skewed towards women, with 23,485 male students and 28,290 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Middlesex County (Central)--New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are White (5,519 and 45.3%), followed by Asian (3,104 and 25.5%), Hispanic or Latino (1,706 and 14%), and Black or African American (1,114 and 9.15%).

The largest universities in Middlesex County (Central)--New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rutgers University-New Brunswick (13,483 and 97.6%), Chamberlain University-New Jersey (189 and 1.37%), and DeVry University-New Jersey (91 and 0.659%).

The most popular majors in Middlesex County (Central)--New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Social Work (758 and 5.49%), General Computer & Information Sciences (692 and 5.01%), and General Psychology (597 and 4.32%).

The median tuition cost in Middlesex County (Central)--New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ for a public four year colleges is $12,230 for in-state students and $29,012 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 572 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 545 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 521 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Middlesex County (Central)--New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was General Computer & Information Sciences with 572 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Middlesex County (Central)--New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 13,483 degrees awarded
  2. 189 degrees awarded
  3. 91 degrees awarded
$12,230
Median In-State Public

In 2020, the Middlesex County (Central)--New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rutgers University-New Brunswick with 13,483 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

6,171
Degrees Awarded to Men
7,637
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 6,171 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Middlesex County (Central)--New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, which is 0.808 times less than the 7,637 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Middlesex County (Central)--New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,519 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    3,104 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,706 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Middlesex County (Central)--New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was White students. These 5,519 degrees mean that there were 1.78 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 3,104 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was $346,000 in 2020, which is 1.51 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $343,200 to $346,000, a 0.816% increase. The homeownership rate in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is 51.1%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 31 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$346,000
2020 Median
± $5,785
$343,200
2019 Median
± $5,060

In 2020, the median property value in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew to to $346,000 from the previous year's value of $343,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$77,062
Median Household Income
± $3,550
46.6k
Number of Households
± 1,685

In 2020, the median household income of the 46.6k households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew to $77,062 from the previous year's value of $73,381.

The following chart displays the households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51.1%
2020 Homeownership
51.6%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 51.1% of the housing units in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.9% of the workforce in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (62.7%)
  2. Carpooled (12.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.02%)

In 2020, 62.7% of workers in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.5%) and those who worked at home (8.02%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

89.6% of the population of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 55.9% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 7.89% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 0.165% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Jersey was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1179 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1189 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1135 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 415 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Salem County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for New Jersey.
1,179 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,179 patients per year. This represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1,189 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Jersey
$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

10.4%
Uninsured
55.9%
Employer Coverage
14.7%
Medicaid
7.89%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
0.165%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ declined by 1.63% from 10.6% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15.6% prevalence
  2. 13.4% prevalence
  3. 13.2% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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