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Overview

Introduction to Metuchen, New Jersey

Metuchen, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 3 miles NE of Edison, New Jersey and 16 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. Metuchen is part of the surrounding Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metro area.

Metuchen History

Metuchen was initially a part of the Raritan Township. The name "Metuchen" first appeared in the late 1600s. The town probably derives its name from that of a Native American chief called "Matouchin." The 19th century saw significant growth and development in this town. Railroads were built, lighting systems installed, and a lot of social, cultural and religious diversification took place. The town of Metuchen was officially incorporated on the March 20, 1900.

Metuchen and nearby Attractions

  • Metuchen Public Library
  • Woodburn Hall
  • Jewish Community Center of Metuchen
  • Liberty Hall
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Rutgers Gardens

Things To Do In Metuchen

The Metuchen Station and the Jewish Community Center of Metuchen are all worth taking a look at. Among the nearby historic sites and museums are the Liberty Hall, the Buccleuch Mansion, the Drake House Museum, and the Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum. The Zimmerli Art Museum and the Hungarian Heritage Center have some very popular exhibits. The Staten Island Zoo, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary and the Reeves-Reed Arboretum can prove to be ideal outings for children.

Metuchen Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.

Metuchen Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are available at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the Middlesex County College, Union County College, Devry Institute, and Kean University.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,791
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+6,996
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married59.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59.9%
Median Earnings25+$65,205
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$43,553
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,524

Wealth

Median Family Income$132,344
% Above Poverty Level97.5%
% Below Poverty Level2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation18.5%

Housing

People Living Alone24.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,519
Median House Value$393,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.9%
Irish18.7%
Italian18.1%
German12.7%
Polish8.1%
English5.8%
French Except Basque3.3%
Russian2.3%
Hungarian2.2%
Scottish2.1%
Arab1.6%
Slovak1.6%
African1.6%
Portuguese1.5%
Norwegian1%
Lebanese1%
Dutch0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Danishn0.8%
Czech0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Israeli0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Ugandan0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Basque0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Senegalese0.1%
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Metuchen Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8840
Phone Area Codes732,848,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.54
Approximate Longitude-74.36

Metuchen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPLAINFIELD
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationNEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Edison101,868$106,811
Iselin19,411$91,190
North Plainfield22,106$86,149
Piscataway57,432$101,425
South Plainfield23,963$103,365
Woodbridge101,131$92,402

Metuchen Public Libraries

Metuchen Public Library
480 MIDDLESEX AVENUE
Metuchen, New Jersey
(732) 632-8526

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Metuchen Public Schools

Campbell Elementary School
24 Durham Avenue
ZIP: 8840
(732) 321-8777
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Edgar Middle School
49 Brunswick Avenue
ZIP: 8840
(732) 321-8770
Middle
Total Enrollment 723
Menlo Park Terrace Elementary School
19 Maryknoll Road, M.p.t.
ZIP: 8840
(732) 596-4147
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Metuchen High School
400 Grove Ave
ZIP: 8840
(732) 321-8743
High
Total Enrollment 643
Mildred B. Moss Elementary School
16 Simpson Place
ZIP: 8840
(732) 321-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 122

Metuchen Private Schools

Callicorp
24 Hillside Ave 30
ZIP: 8840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Centenary Early Learning Center
200 Hillside Ave
ZIP: 8840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Children First Christian Montessori School
10 Jersey Ave
ZIP: 8840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Metuchen Christian Academy
130 Whitman Ave
ZIP: 8840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 193
St Joseph High School
145 Plainfield Ave
ZIP: 8840
Secondary
Total Enrollment 762
Young Scholars Montessori School
40 Hampton St
ZIP: 8840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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