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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Metuchen is a suburb of New York City with a population of 13,858. Metuchen is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Metuchen offers residents a dense 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
13,858

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$418,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,644
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense 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
    14
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    140.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    715.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Metuchen

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$124,317
National
$55,322
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Metuchen Reviews

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Metuchen is a safe and family friendly town with many activities aimed at families with young children. There has been an increase in the amount of traffic in recent years, however getting into New York CIty is very easy due to the train station in town. The schools are generally good and the town is located centrally in New Jersey making it near many different desirable locations.
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Metuchen is like the donut hole of Edison. I like the small, tight-knit atmosphere of the local businesses and restaurants and the events on Main Street that keep the community together. It is near many good places to hang out like shopping at Menlo Park Mall and spending time at Roosevelt Park where you can ice skate or BBQ with your family.
Small town, but great culture, everyone knows each other and everyone looks out for each other. There are lots of small businesses that thrive in Metuchen and lots of choices to shop. The community is very supportive of the school district as well by donating and cheering on the Metuchen Bulldogs.