Metuchen, New Jersey

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Metuchen (pronounced meh-TUH-chen) is a Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States, which is 8 (12 km) miles northeast of New Brunswick, but is 18 (28 km) miles southwest of Newark, 24 (38 km) miles southwest of Jersey City, and 29 miles southwest of New York City, all part of the New York metropolitan area. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 12,840.

Metuchen (pronounced /məˈtʌtʃɨn/) was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 20, 1900, from portions of Raritan Township (now known as Edison).[6]

The Borough of Metuchen is completely surrounded by Edison.



Metuchen is located at 40°32′28″N 74°21′40″W / 40.541054°N 74.360992°W / 40.541054; -74.360992 (40.541054, -74.360992).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 12,840 people, 4,992 households, and 3,584 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,684.8 people per square mile (1,809.3/km2). There were 5,104 housing units at an average density of 1,862.2/sq mi (719.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.30% White, 3.38% African American, 0.10% Native American, 7.23% Asian, 1.12% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.96% of the population.

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