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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Metuchen is a suburb of New York City with a population of 13,940. Metuchen is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Metuchen offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Metuchen there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Metuchen and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Metuchen are highly rated.
About Metuchen...
Population
13,940

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$407,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,495
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Metuchen Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    42.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    193.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    972.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Metuchen

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$116,632
National
$55,322
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Metuchen Reviews

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Metuchen is a small town in the middle of Edison. On main street of Metuchen there are many mom and pop type of stores and shops offering goods and services. There are several, delicious and unique restaurants as well. One particular location stands out from the rest. Whats The Scoop Ice Cream makes their own ice cream and pizza and recently was voted the best pizza in Metuchen. Any visitor should definitely stop in to try out their sweet treats!
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I’ve lived in Metuchen my whole life, I suppose it is a good town for families. However, I think that the people are close minded. As for the town it’s self, the downtown is nice but the town does not have culture. It is a typical small town. When you live here you know everyone and everyone knows you. Depending on your personality this can either be a good thing or a bad thing. I have noticed that a majority of the people work in New York and or come from New York to “settle down” and some of the people grew up here and decided to stay. As for myself I don’t think I will be doing that.
Metuchen has very dedicated schools and is focused on family. Our neighborhood is always tight-knit and neighbors create lasting relationships quickly. This town is great to start a family, without a doubt.