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0.16% growth
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5.19% growth
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3.32% decline
Median Property Value
4.58% growth


The economy of New Brunswick, NJ employs 22,669 people. The economy of New Brunswick, NJ is specialized in Wholesale trade; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 2.86; 2.2; and 1.49 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in New Brunswick, NJ are Manufacturing (3,268), Accommodation & Food Service (2,443), and Retail trade (2,279), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,592), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($43,083), and Finance & Insurance ($36,887).

Median household income in New Brunswick, NJ is $40,428. Males in New Brunswick, NJ have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,901. The income inequality of New Brunswick, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.503 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for New Brunswick, NJ. In Middlesex County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 95 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,126. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of New Brunswick, NJ is from the county of Middlesex County, NJ.

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New Brunswick, NJ is home to a population of 56,427 people, from which 70.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of New Brunswick, NJ is composed of 31,584 Hispanic residents (56%), 12,158 White residents (21.5%), 6,779 Black residents (12%), 4,955 Asian residents (8.78%), and 686 Two+ residents (1.22%). The most common foreign languages in New Brunswick, NJ are Spanish (25,875 speakers), Chinese (585 speakers), and Other Asian (345 speakers), but compared to other places, New Brunswick, NJ has a relative high number of Hungarian (68 speakers), Gujarati (241 speakers), and Spanish (25,875 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in New Brunswick, NJ awarded 11,832 degrees. The student population of New Brunswick, NJ is skewed towards females, with 5,226 male students and 6,606 female students. Most students in New Brunswick, NJ are White (5,525 and 46.7%), followed by Asian (2,470 and 20.9%), Hispanic or Latino (1,239 and 10.5%), and Black or African American (975 and 8.24%). The largest universities in New Brunswick, NJ by number of graduates are Rutgers University-New Brunswick (11,798 and 99%), New Brunswick Theological Seminary (34 and 0.29%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in New Brunswick, NJ are General Psychology (558 and 4.72%), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (377 and 3.19%), and General Biological Sciences (372 and 3.14%). The median tuition costs in New Brunswick, NJ are N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,408 and $27,059 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in New Brunswick, NJ is $253,300, which is 1.24 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $242,200 to $253,300, a 4.58% increase. The homeownership rate of New Brunswick, NJ is 18.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in New Brunswick, NJ have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New Brunswick, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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