New Brunswick, NJ

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Population

56,792

0.647% growth

Median Age

23.5


Median Household Income

$38,413

4.98% decline

Poverty Rate

35.5%


Number of Employees

21,955

3.15% decline

Median Property Value

$257,100

1.5% growth

About

In 2017, New Brunswick, NJ had a population of 56.8k people with a median age of 23.5 and a median household income of $38,413. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of New Brunswick, NJ grew from 56,427 to 56,792, a 0.647% increase and its median household income declined from $40,428 to $38,413, a -4.98% decrease.

The population of New Brunswick, NJ is 53% Hispanic or Latino, 22.8% White Alone, and 12.8% Black or African American Alone. 56.4% of the people in New Brunswick, NJ speak a non-English language, and 73.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Brunswick, NJ are Rutgers University-New Brunswick (12,279 degrees awarded in 2016) and New Brunswick Theological Seminary (50 degrees).

The median property value in New Brunswick, NJ is $257,100, and the homeownership rate is 18.7%. Most people in New Brunswick, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in New Brunswick, NJ is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of New Brunswick, NJ employs 22k people. The largest industries in New Brunswick, NJ are Manufacturing (2,977 people), Retail Trade (2,352 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,282 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($69,524), Public Administration ($60,720), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,917).

Median household income in New Brunswick, NJ is $38,413. Males in New Brunswick, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in New Brunswick, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,413

2017 value

± $4,458

-4.98%

1 Year Growth

± 13.8%

Households in New Brunswick, NJ have a median annual income of $38,413, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,428 in 2016, which represents a -4.98% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Brunswick, NJ made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Brunswick, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Brunswick, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 60.01

  2. Census Tract 51

  3. Census Tract 60.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Brunswick, NJ was Census Tract 60.01 with a value of $74,773, followed by Census Tract 51 and Census Tract 60.02, with respective values of $52,940 and $51,315.

The following map shows all of the places in New Brunswick, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

35.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Brunswick, NJ (17.1k out of 48.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 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

    12,179 ± 1,019

  2. Hispanic

    9,951 ± 783

  3. Black

    2,083 ± 349

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Brunswick, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

22k

2017 Value

± 1,146

-3.15%

1 Year decline

± 7.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Brunswick, NJ declined at a rate of -3.15%, from 22.7k employees to 22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Brunswick, NJ, are Material Moving Occupations (2,802 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,392 people), and Production Occupations (2,088 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Brunswick, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Brunswick, NJ, by number of employees, are Material Moving Occupations (2,802 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,392 people), and Production Occupations (2,088 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New Brunswick, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (4.88 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.12 times), and Production Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Brunswick, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($80,521), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($67,955), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($65,260).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22k

2017 Value

± 1,146

-3.15%

1 Year decline

± 7.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Brunswick, NJ declined at a rate of -3.15%, from 22.7k employees to 22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Brunswick, NJ, are Manufacturing (2,977 people), Retail Trade (2,352 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,282 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Brunswick, NJ, though some of these residents may live in New Brunswick, 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, NJ, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,977 people), Retail Trade (2,352 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,282 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New Brunswick, NJ has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (2.31 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.21 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.78 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Brunswick, NJ, by median earnings, are Information ($69,524), Public Administration ($60,720), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,917).

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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.

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. $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.

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

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Health

77.6% of the population of New Brunswick, NJ has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 23.5% on Medicaid, 3.99% on Medicare, 6.67% on non-group plans, and 0.0849% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in New Brunswick, 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).

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 neighboring states.

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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%).

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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

22.4%

Uninsured

43.4%

Employer Coverage

23.5%

Medicaid

3.99%

Medicare

6.67%

Non-Group

0.0849%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Brunswick, NJ declined by 10.4% from 25% to 22.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New Brunswick, 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. 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%.

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

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Diversity

New Brunswick, NJ is home to a population of 56.8k people, from which 73.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 35.1% of New Brunswick, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of New Brunswick, NJ is composed of 30.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (53%), 12.9k White Alone residents (22.8%), 7.26k Black or African American Alone residents (12.8%), 5.47k Asian Alone residents (9.62%), 669 Two or More Races residents (1.18%), 188 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.331%), 147 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.259%), and 36 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0634%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in New Brunswick, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (25,875 speakers), Chinese (585 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (345 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

21

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in New Brunswick, NJ was 23.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 21, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in New Brunswick, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all New Brunswick, NJ residents was 24.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

35.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

36.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 35.1% of New Brunswick, NJ residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Brunswick, NJ was 36.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Brunswick, NJ was India, the natal country of 251,165 New Brunswick, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

73.1%

2017 Citizenship

70.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 73.1% of New Brunswick, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in New Brunswick, NJ was 70.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    30.1k ± 1.67k

  2. White Alone

    12.9k ± 843

  3. Black or African American Alone

    7.26k ± 864

In 2017, there were 2.33 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (30.1k people) in New Brunswick, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.9k White Alone and 7.26k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    25,875 speakers (49.9%)

  2. Chinese

    585 speakers (1.13%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    345 speakers (0.665%)

56.4% of New Brunswick, 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 New Brunswick, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 49.9% of the overall population of New Brunswick, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.13% speak Chinese and 0.665% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    220 ± 101

  2. Vietnam

    190 ± 96

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    65 ± 56

New Brunswick, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in New Brunswick, NJ awarded 12,329 degrees. The student population of New Brunswick, NJ is skewed towards women, with 23,490 male students and 26,841 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Brunswick, NJ are White (5,580 and 50%), followed by Asian (2,567 and 23%), Hispanic or Latino (1,329 and 11.9%), and Black or African American (1,033 and 9.26%).

The largest universities in New Brunswick, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rutgers University-New Brunswick (12,279 and 99.6%) and New Brunswick Theological Seminary (50 and 0.406%).

The most popular majors in New Brunswick, NJ are Social Work (756 and 6.13%), General Psychology (634 and 5.14%), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (464 and 3.76%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 545 degrees awarded

  2. 401 degrees awarded

  3. 391 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New Brunswick, NJ was General Psychology with 545 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in New Brunswick, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 12,279 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

$11,408

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the New Brunswick, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rutgers University-New Brunswick with 12,279 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,411

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,918

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,411 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Brunswick, NJ, which is 0.782 times less than the 6,918 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

    5,580 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    2,567 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,329 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in New Brunswick, NJ were to White students. These 5,580 degrees mean that there were 2.17 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 2,567 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Brunswick, NJ was $257,100 in 2017, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $253,300 to $257,100, a 1.5% increase. The homeownership rate in New Brunswick, NJ is 18.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. 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.

Income

Household Income

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$38,413

Median Household Income

± $4,458

14.8k

Number of Households

± 781

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.8k households in New Brunswick, NJ declined from $38,413 from the previous year's value of $40,428.

The following chart displays the households in New Brunswick, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$257,100

2017 Median

± $10,915

$253,300

2016 Median

± $11,620

In 2017, the median property value in New Brunswick, NJ grew to to $257,100 from the previous year's value of $253,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Brunswick, 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, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

18.7%

2017 Homeownership

18.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 18.7% of the housing units in New Brunswick, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 18.8%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Brunswick, 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, NJ have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Brunswick, NJ have a longer commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.85% of the workforce in New Brunswick, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    44.9%

  2. Carpooled

    17.4%

  3. Walked

    13.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in New Brunswick, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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