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ZIP Code 08840

Primary City:Metuchen, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (11:24am)
Coordinates:40.54, -74.35
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08840

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08840. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 08840. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08840, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Metuchen, NJ

Stats and Demographics for the 08840 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08840 is located in northeast New Jersey and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 08840 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a large number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08840 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,558
Population Density 5,324 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,416
Median Home Value $369,300
Land Area 3.11 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,186
Median Household Income $102,196

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male544584582518383415489583646663627557458302220177139106
Female493537542465327416537627700720705631520348284234249230
Total1,0371,1211,1249837108311,0261,2101,3461,3831,3321,188978650504411388336

Gender

 Male 7,993 48%
 Female 8,565 52%
Gender

Race

 White 12,130 73.3%
 Black Or African American 959 5.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 21 0.1%
 Asian 2,654 16.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 312 1.9%
 Two Or More Races 479 2.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner143981,0001,2421,058584426188
Renter312852942391629511258
Total456831,2941,4811,220679538246

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,666 59%
 Single Guardian 849 14%
 Singles 1,399 23%
 Singles With Roommate 272 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,968 64%
 Households with Kids 2,218 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male13010010697144115110110105105127122104124112112134837773
Female96969212710510410511011310798106100131112103103796863
Total226196198224249219215220218212225228204255224215237162145136

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08840 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 08840 were primarily built in the 1950s. Looking at 08840 real estate data, the median home value of $369,300 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 08840. Rentals in 08840 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08840 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 16,557 100.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 1 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,602 56%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,308 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,276 20%
 Households Vacant 230 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 78 33.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 10 4.3%
 For Sale Only 49 21.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 14 6.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 24 10.4%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 54 23.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 46 4%
 1 Bedroom 515 40%
 2 Bedroom 372 29%
 3+ Bedroom 343 27%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $102,196 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 08840 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 08840 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 08840. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,408 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,813 21%
 No Earnings 3,976 30%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,408 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,813 21%
 No Earnings 3,976 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,117 74%
 Public transportation 1,476 18%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 305 4%
 Worked at Home 351 4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 08840 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 208 4%
 High School Graduate 1,983 37%
 Associate's degree 281 5%
 Bachelor's degree 1,586 29%
 Master's degree 857 16%
 Professional school degree 234 4%
 Doctorate degree 274 5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,596 79%
 Enrolled in Private School 485 15%
 Not Enrolled in School 204 6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08840

ZIP Code 08840 is in the Metuchen Public Schools. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08840.

Campbell Elementary School
24 Durham Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Metuchen Public Schools
Edgar Middle School
49 Brunswick Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Metuchen Public Schools
Mildred B. Moss Elementary School
16 Simpson Place
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Metuchen Public Schools
Menlo Park Terrace Elementary School
19 Maryknoll Rd
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Woodbridge Township School District
Metuchen High School
400 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Metuchen Public Schools
St Joseph High School
145 Plainfield Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Children First Christian Montessori School
10 Jersey Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Young Scholars Montessori School
40 Hampton St
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Callicorp
24 Hillside Ave 30
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Metuchen Christian Academy
130 Whitman Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Centenary Early Learning Center
200 Hillside Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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