New Brunswick, NJ

Census Place

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2022 Population
55,718
0.0844% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
24
1.27% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
31.9%
9.64% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,138
15.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$289,800
9.07% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,683
10.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, New Brunswick, NJ had a population of 55.7k people with a median age of 24 and a median household income of $57,138. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of New Brunswick, NJ grew from 55,671 to 55,718, a 0.0844% increase and its median household income grew from $49,338 to $57,138, a 15.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Brunswick, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (27.4%), Other (Hispanic) (18.3%), White (Hispanic) (17.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.8%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.82%).

None of the households in New Brunswick, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

80.7% of the residents in New Brunswick, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Brunswick, NJ are Rutgers University-New Brunswick (13,105 degrees awarded in 2022) and New Brunswick Theological Seminary (19 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in New Brunswick, NJ was $289,800, and the homeownership rate was 20.2%.

Most people in New Brunswick, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in New Brunswick, NJ was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

New Brunswick, NJ is home to a population of 55.7k people, from which 80.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 33.7% of New Brunswick, NJ residents were born outside of the country (18.8k people).

In 2022, there were 1.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.3k people) in New Brunswick, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.2k Other (Hispanic) and 10k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

80.7%
2022 Citizenship
81.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 80.7% of New Brunswick, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in New Brunswick, NJ was 81.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Brunswick, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.3k ± 1.22k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 1.44k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    10k ± 1.54k
46.9%
Hispanic Population
26.1k people

In 2022, there were 1.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.3k people) in New Brunswick, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.2k Other (Hispanic) and 10k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

46.9% of the people in New Brunswick, NJ are hispanic (26.1k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    273,669 ± 12,652 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    204,992 ± 10,992 people
  3. Mexico
    104,320 ± 7,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 273,669 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 204,992 and Mexico with 104,320.

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Foreign-Born Population

33.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
18.8k people
32.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
17.9k people

As of 2022, 33.7% of New Brunswick, NJ residents (18.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Brunswick, NJ was 32.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    483 ± 192
  2. Vietnam
    156 ± 90
  3. Korea
    58 ± 75

New Brunswick, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 3.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of New Brunswick, NJ employs 25.7k people. The largest industries in New Brunswick, NJ are Educational Services (4,097 people), Retail Trade (2,617 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2,405 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($135,040), Information ($81,667), and Public Administration ($60,840).

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,965. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

25.7k
2022 Value
± 1,393
10.6%
1 Year growth
± 6.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in New Brunswick, NJ grew at a rate of 10.6%, from 23.2k employees to 25.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Brunswick, NJ, are Material Moving Occupations (3,003 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,585 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,417 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Brunswick, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.7k
2022 Value
± 1,393
10.6%
1 Year growth
± 6.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in New Brunswick, NJ grew at a rate of 10.6%, from 23.2k employees to 25.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Brunswick, NJ, are Educational Services (4,097 people), Retail Trade (2,617 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2,405 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Brunswick, NJ, though some of these residents may live in New Brunswick, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,783
Median earning men ± $2,856
$26,278
Median earning women ± $2,160

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($86,429), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,943), and Public Administration ($70,789).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($48,693), Public Administration ($43,973), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,867).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in New Brunswick, NJ awarded 13,124 degrees. The student population of New Brunswick, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 23,417 male students and 27,352 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Brunswick, NJ are White (5,019 and 42.4%), followed by Asian (3,313 and 28%), Hispanic or Latino (1,694 and 14.3%), and Black or African American (1,081 and 9.14%).

The largest universities in New Brunswick, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rutgers University-New Brunswick (13,105 and 99.9%) and New Brunswick Theological Seminary (19 and 0.145%).

The most popular majors in New Brunswick, NJ are Social Work (765 and 5.83%), General Computer & Information Sciences (684 and 5.21%), and General Psychology (556 and 4.24%).

The median tuition cost in New Brunswick, NJ for a public four year colleges is $12,900 for in-state students and $30,600 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in New Brunswick, NJ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 66.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 50,769 (46.1% men and 53.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 50,769 students enrolled in New Brunswick, NJ, 46.1% men and 53.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 17,120 records, of which 54% were women and 46% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 613 degrees awarded
  2. 484 degrees awarded
  3. 418 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New Brunswick, NJ was General Computer & Information Sciences with 613 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in New Brunswick, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 13,105 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rutgers University-New Brunswick with 13,105 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,702 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Brunswick, NJ, which is 0.768 times less than the 7,422 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,019 degrees mean that there were 1.51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 3,313 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($12,900) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,363) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,350) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Brunswick, NJ was $289,800 in 2022, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $265,700 to $289,800, a 9.07% increase. The homeownership rate in New Brunswick, NJ is 20.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in New Brunswick, NJ have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Brunswick, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in New Brunswick, NJ is $57,138. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in New Brunswick, NJ was Census Tract 60.01 with a value of $110,398, followed by Census Tract 56.01 and Census Tract 57, with respective values of $64,367 and $63,068.

Property

$289,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,803
$3,156
Median Property Taxes
±$393

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Brunswick, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

20.2%
Homeownership
2022
63%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 20.2% of the housing units in New Brunswick, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 19.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 60.01
  2. Census Tract 56.01
  3. Census Tract 57

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Brunswick, NJ was Census Tract 60.01 with a value of $110,398, followed by Census Tract 56.01 and Census Tract 57, with respective values of $64,367 and $63,068.

The following map shows all of the places in New Brunswick, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$57,138
Median Household Income
± $7,028
15.6k
Number of Households
± 1,091

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.6k households in New Brunswick, NJ grew to $57,138 from the previous year's value of $49,338.

The following chart displays the households in New Brunswick, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Brunswick, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (44%)
  2. Carpooled (16.3%)
  3. Walked (13.8%)

In 2022, 44% of workers in New Brunswick, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.3%) and those who walked to work (13.8%).

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Brunswick, NJ have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.88% of the workforce in New Brunswick, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Brunswick, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Brunswick, NJ have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

31.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Brunswick, NJ (15k out of 47.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Brunswick, NJ is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

82.2% of the population of New Brunswick, NJ has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 5.09% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 0.222% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, NJ see 1037 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.9% decrease from the previous year (1068 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1103 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 490 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,037 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Middlesex County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, NJ see an average of 1,037 patients per year. This represents a 2.9% decrease from the previous year (1,068 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Middlesex County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.5% under 18 years, 40.1% between 18 and 34 years, 28.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 6.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.8%
Uninsured
40.6%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
5.09%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
0.222%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Brunswick, NJ declined by 6.03% from 19% to 17.8%.

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