Watchung, NJ
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Watchung, New Jersey Info Snack

Population
6,040
Unemployment
3.1%
Poverty
3.6%
Median Home
$726,000
Median Income
$140,417
Median Rent
$2,085

Watchung SnackAbility

9.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
8
Amenities
7
Education
10
Commute
3

Watchung, NJ Crime Report

271
Total Crimes
4,503.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
91.95%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Watchung
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 271 4,503.2 1,353.6 2,346.0
Violent Crime 0 0.0 195.4 387.8
Murder 0 0.0 3.7 6.5
Robbery 0 0.0 49.4 73.9
Aggravated Assault 0 0.0 127.9 279.7
Property Crime 271 4,503.2 1,158.2 1,958.2
Burglary 11 182.8 146.2 314.2
Larceny 257 4,270.5 896.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 3 49.9 115.7 246.0

Watchung, NJ Cost Of Living

174
Watchung's Overall Cost Of Living
1.7x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Watchung New Jersey National Average
Overall 174 121 100
Services 113 107 100
Groceries 106 107 100
Health 100 100 100
Housing 334 160 100
Transportation 107 106 100
Utilities 103 98 100

Watchung, NJ Photos

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Rankings for Watchung in New Jersey

Map Of Watchung, NJ

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Population over time in Watchung

Year Population % Change
2020 6,040 0.1%
2019 6,034 1.2%
2018 5,961 0.3%
2017 5,944 0.7%
2016 5,900 0.8%
2015 5,855 0.5%
2014 5,828 0.9%
2013 5,776 0.6%
2012 5,742 1.0%
2011 5,686 -

Race / Ethnicity in Watchung

White
75.6% (4,567)
African American
0.5% (31)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
15.4% (933)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.7% (45)
Two Or More
0.9% (53)
Hispanic
6.8% (411)
Race Watchung NJ USA
White 75.6% 54.7% 60.1%
African American 0.5% 12.6% 12.2%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.6%
Asian 15.4% 9.6% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.7% 0.5% 0.3%
Two Or More 0.9% 2.1% 2.8%
Hispanic 6.8% 20.4% 18.2%

Gender in Watchung

Female
54.6% (3,298)
Male
45.4% (2,742)
Gender Watchung NJ USA
Female 54.6% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 45.4% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Watchung for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
-1.0% (-60)
9-12th Grade
1.0% (60)
High School / GED
18.0% (1,087)
Some College
14.0% (845)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (302)
Bachelor's Degree
31.0% (1,872)
Master's Degree
16.0% (966)
Professional Degree
11.0% (664)
Doctorate Degree
5.0% (302)
Education Watchung NJ USA
< 9th Grade -1.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 1.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 18.0% 27.0% 27.0%
Some College 14.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 31.0% 25.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 16.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 11.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Watchung, New Jersey

Less than $10,000
2.1% (12,441)
$10,000 to $14,999
0.8% (5,035)
$15,000 to $24,999
2.8% (16,884)
$25,000 to $34,999
3.5% (21,031)
$35,000 to $49,999
5.3% (32,288)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.8% (71,389)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.6% (63,984)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.0% (84,423)
$150,000 to $199,999
16.3% (98,346)
$200,000 or more
32.8% (198,173)
Income Watchung NJ USA
Less than $10,000 2.1% 4.7% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 0.8% 3.1% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 2.8% 6.7% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 3.5% 6.6% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 5.3% 9.0% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.8% 14.5% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.6% 12.3% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.0% 17.8% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 16.3% 10.4% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 32.8% 14.8% 8.3%

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