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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
New Brunswick is a town in New Jersey with a population of 56,792. New Brunswick is in Middlesex County. Living in New Brunswick offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In New Brunswick there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in New Brunswick and residents tend to be liberal.
About New Brunswick...
Population
56,792

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,395
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    81%
  • Own
    19%
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Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    248.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    7
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    332.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    440.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,741.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    151.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    30%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    5%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    38%
    13%

Working in New Brunswick

Jobs
D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,413
National
$55,322
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Well New Brunswick is really diverse, there are many different restaurants of varying cultures so there is always something new to try. There are many different programs and organizations that focus on bringing the community together and staying such as the State Theater Family day, Ciclovia (a day event when roads are closed so that families can come out and have fun throughtout the city on bikes or sports), or Fun Fair at the Robertwood Johnson University Hospital.
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New Brunswick is a very diverse area full of different cultures and worldviews. What I would like to see change is the clear divide between the University and the rest of the resident population. I would like to see the University and the rest of the community come together and work together to improve employment opportunities, health education & promotion, community events and overall increase inclusiveness on all aspects.
New Brunswick is a great place! The public library is big and historical, traffic is never too bad, and the sense of community is strong! Great diverse restaurants that have delicious food, many indie stores, and everything is usually in walking distance. You see where your taxes go in New Brunswick because there is always something being constructed, road paved, and schools getting improved.
The overall safety of the town is somewhat debatable though. I have never encountered any violence or issues that'll make me fearful of my own safety, but there are plenty of horror stories that get passed around. Mugging and assaults near Campus are usually one of my biggest concerns, since I live so close to the University. Another thing to be wary of if you're partial to a completely silent bed time is the partying. I do not recommend living downtown if you hate loud music as garage bands and college parties are pretty infamous in this town.