New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ

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Population

157,031

1.04% growth

Poverty Rate

17.6%


Median Age

29.6


Median Household Income

$65,492

1.52% growth

Number of Employees

65,638

0.582% decline

Median Property Value

$331,200

0.945% growth

About

In 2017, New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ had a population of 157k people with a median age of 29.6 and a median household income of $65,492. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew from 155,417 to 157,031, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $64,511 to $65,492, a 1.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.8%), White (Hispanic) (23.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (15.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.6%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.49%). 42.5% of the people in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language, and 81.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Rutgers University-New Brunswick (12,873 degrees awarded in 2017), DeVry University-New Jersey (263 degrees), and Branford Hall Career Institute-North Brunswick (126 degrees).

The median property value in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is $331,200, and the homeownership rate is 52.2%. Most people in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ employs 65.6k people. The largest industries in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Restaurants & Food Services (4,383 people), Construction (4,112 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,853 people), and the highest paying industries are Software publishing ($170,512), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($164,487), and Nondepository credit & related activities ($143,327).

Median household income in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is $65,492. Males in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,194. The income inequality in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,492

2017 value

± $2,388

1.52%

1 Year Growth

± 4.55%

Households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $65,492, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,511 in 2016, which represents a 1.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$66,321

Average Male Salary

± $9,294

$51,194

Average Female Salary

± $7,205

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $70,926 ± $17,335

  2. White

    $49,936 ± $6,523

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,158 ± $28,277

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.486

2017 Wage GINI

0.494

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 0.486 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.45% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ with a value of $153,199, followed by Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $147,821 and $144,550.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ (24k out of 136k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    16,828 ± 1,154

  2. Hispanic

    12,264 ± 896

  3. Black

    2,480 ± 369

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

65.6k

2017 Value

-0.582%

1 Year decline

± -0.582%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of -0.582%, from 66k employees to 65.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, are Miscellaneous managers (1,915 people), Postsecondary teachers (1,599 people), and Cashiers (1,557 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (1,915 people), Postsecondary teachers (1,599 people), and Cashiers (1,557 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Packers & packagers, hand (6.22 times higher than expected), Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other (3.75 times), and Public relations & fundraising managers (3.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Personal financial advisors ($280,595), Pharmacists ($255,968), and Dentists ($154,529).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

65.6k

2017 Value

-0.582%

1 Year decline

± -0.582%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of -0.582%, from 66k employees to 65.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,383 people), Construction (4,112 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,853 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,383 people), Construction (4,112 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,853 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing (9.51 times higher than expected), Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers (6.64 times), and Warehousing & storage (6.14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Software publishing ($170,512), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($164,487), and Nondepository credit & related activities ($143,327).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $55.9B

  2. $42.1B

  3. $38.2B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $55.9B, followed by Electronics ($42.1B) and Mixed freight ($38.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$517B

2020 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

42% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $517B. This is expected to increase 42% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $79.3B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $79.3B, followed by Pennsylvania with $54.2B and California and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84% of the population of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 55.9% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 7.14% on Medicare, 7.03% on non-group plans, and 0.255% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16%

Uninsured

55.9%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

7.14%

Medicare

7.03%

Non-Group

0.255%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 16%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

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Diversity

New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 157k people, from which 81.7% are citizens. As of 2016, 31.4% of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (48.7k people).

In 2017, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.3k people) in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.8k White (Hispanic) and 25k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Spanish (37,044 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (4,737 speakers), and Portuguese (2,149 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

22

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 29.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

31.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

48.7k people

32%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

49.3k people

As of 2016, 31.4% of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents (48.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 32%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    10,820 ± 2,464 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    5,012 ± 1,710 people

  3. India

    5,001 ± 1,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Mexico, the natal country of 10,820 New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 5,012 and India with 5,001.

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Citizenship

81.7%

2017 Citizenship

80.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 81.7% of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 80.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    67.3k ± 1.68k

  2. White (Hispanic)

    36.8k ± 1.69k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    25k ± 981

In 2017, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.3k people) in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.8k White (Hispanic) and 25k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    37,044 speakers (25%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    4,737 speakers (3.2%)

  3. Portuguese

    2,149 speakers (1.45%)

42.5% of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 25% of the overall population of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 3.2% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.45% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,022 ± 178

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    546 ± 162

  3. Korea

    444 ± 133

New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ awarded 13,311 degrees. The student population of New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is skewed towards women, with 23,674 male students and 27,264 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are White (5,700 and 47.9%), followed by Asian (2,852 and 24%), Hispanic or Latino (1,567 and 13.2%), and Black or African American (1,130 and 9.5%).

The largest universities in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rutgers University-New Brunswick (12,873 and 96.7%), DeVry University-New Jersey (263 and 1.98%), and Branford Hall Career Institute-North Brunswick (126 and 0.947%).

The most popular majors in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Social Work (767 and 5.76%), General Psychology (627 and 4.71%), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (496 and 3.73%).

The median tuition costs in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,619 and $27,560 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 555 degrees awarded

  2. 385 degrees awarded

  3. 383 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was General Psychology with 555 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 12,873 degrees awarded

  2. 263 degrees awarded

  3. 126 degrees awarded

$11,619

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rutgers University-New Brunswick with 12,873 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,887

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,424

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 5,887 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, which is 0.793 times less than the 7,424 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,700 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    2,852 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,567 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ were to White students. These 5,700 degrees mean that there were 2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 2,852 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was $331,200 in 2017, which is 1.44 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $328,100 to $331,200, a 0.945% increase. The homeownership rate in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is 52.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$331,200

2017 Median

± $4,008

$328,100

2016 Median

± $4,627

In 2017, the median property value in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew to to $331,200 from the previous year's value of $328,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$65,492

Median Household Income

± $2,388

45.4k

Number of Households

± 1,384

In 2017, the median household income of the 45.4k households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew to $65,492 from the previous year's value of $64,511.

The following chart displays the households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

52.2%

2017 Homeownership

52.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.2% of the housing units in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.38% of the workforce in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    63.4%

  2. Carpooled

    12.4%

  3. Public Transit

    7.93%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Drove Alone (63.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.4%) and those who Public Transit (7.93%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Brunswick City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, 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 City, South River & Highland Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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