Most Expensive Metuchen Neighborhoods
Metuchen is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 13,826 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Metuchen is the 146th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Metuchen are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Metuchen is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 91.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Metuchen is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Metuchen who work in management occupations (17.82%), office and administrative support (11.59%) and teaching (10.36%).
Also of interest is that Metuchen has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Metuchen is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Metuchen is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Metuchen a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Metuchen has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Metuchen’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Metuchen is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Metuchen, the average commute to work is 34.46 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small borough, Metuchen has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Metuchen, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Metuchen is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.77% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Metuchen in 2010 was $50,687, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $202,748 for a family of four.
Metuchen is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Metuchen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Metuchen residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Metuchen include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, English and Russian.
In addition, Metuchen has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.97%).
The languages spoken by people in Metuchen are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Metuchen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Hindi and Russian.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||5,149|
|METUCHEN HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||79.76%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||20.24%|
|TYPE OF METUCHEN HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||68.68%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||11.53%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||8.62%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||10.96%|
|SIZE OF METUCHEN HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.00%|
|AGE OF METUCHEN HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||11.53%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||15.66%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||51.17%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||21.64%|
|METUCHEN REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$413,707|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,811|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||1.27%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||0.83%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||5.96%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||14.99%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||29.79%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||25.48%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||15.26%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||5.35%|
|PEOPLE OF METUCHEN||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.72%|
|5 TO 17||17.88%|
|18 TO 24||5.18%|
|25 TO 34||11.64%|
|35 TO 54||30.42%|
|55 TO 64||14.57%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.60%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.04%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$109,351|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$50,687|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.10%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (15.21%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.74%)
Information Technology (5.04%)
Public Service (4.57%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||4.97%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.05%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.34%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.44%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||6.58%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (18.19%)
Eastern European (2.16%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (79.29%)
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