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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Metuchen is a suburb of New York City with a population of 14,048. 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.

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About Metuchen...
Population
14,048

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$437,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,541
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Metuchen Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    48.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    27.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    214.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    859.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

Working in Metuchen

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$128,619
National
$62,843

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