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Metuchen is a borough in Middlesex County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after chief

The latitude of Metuchen is 40.543N. The longitude is -74.363W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,293.


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Median household income
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$75,546
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Metuchen demographic reports
Dubbed the "brainy boro" for the many bankers, writers and other professionals living here
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· David Copperfield, magician
Nearby parks & recreation: Dismal Swamp
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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11% of Metuchen residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Metuchen ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Metuchen was $36,749, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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49% of Metuchen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Metuchen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $783.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,647.


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Libraries in Metuchen include Metuchen Public Library ... View libraries

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Middlesex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Metuchen political report.

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Metuchen restaurants taking online reservations include Marianna's, Metuchen Inn ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Metuchen workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Metuchen between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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