A Deeper Look at Metuchen, NJ

The following article on the town's history and highlights was brought to you by the slip and fall lawyers in Metuchen, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group.


The borough of Metuchen is located in the northern section of Middlesex County, in the state of New Jersey. The borough spans 1,824 acres and contains 0.07% water, such as the pond in Thomas Park. The neighboring communities are Edison, Menlo Park, Fords, Clara Barton, and Iselin. The main roadways that run through the borough are Essex Avenue, New Durham Road, Main Street, and Grove Avenue. 


The community belonged to the Raritan people that helped make up the Lenape Native Americans. As far back as 1646, the leader and chief, Matouchin, led a group of 1,200 warriors. 

The town was initially part of the Woodbridge Township until it seceded and became its own identity in 1870. It officially formed a borough in 1900. It became the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen seat in 1981, including Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, and Warren counties.


Along Main Street, the residents and guests alike can find a great assortment of dining options. Some of these include:

  • Fresco by Jimmy
  • Hailey's Harp & Pub
  • Mangia Toscano
  • The Greek on Main

Middlesex Avenue gives the neighborhood many retail shops, including the District at Metuchen plaza. A few of the shops that can be found include:

  • Whole Foods
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Amboy Bank
  • Leonardo Jewelers


The town has a history of offering exceptional education options. There are still many private schools for the residents to attend, including:

  • St. Joseph High School
  • Saint Francis Cathedral School
  • Apple Montessori Schools & Camps

Some of the public school options include:

  • Campbell Elementary School
  • Metuchen High School
  • Mildred B. Moss Elementary School
  • Edgar Middle School

The community also offers specialty schools for those interested in the arts, such as:

  • Mignolo Arts Center
  • Muses Music Lesson
  • Woodbridge Academy of Music


The borough had 13,574 residents living within its borders in 2010. This total contained 5,243 households and 3,744 families within 5,440 housing units. The racial breakdown of the community was the following:

  • 77.92% white
  • 4.88% African American
  • 0.07% Native American
  • 6.89% Hispanic or Latino
  • 12.96% Asian
  • 0.02% Pacific Islander
  • 1.39% other races
  • 2.76% two or more races

The income average per household was $94,410 in 2010, and for a family was $126,123. Men averaged a yearly income of $78,974, as the women in the borough averaged $57,271 per year. The top occupations held by the working adults included:

  • 16.6% management
  • 10.8% education
  • 10.8% administration
  • 8.3% sales 
  • 8.0% business
  • 5.6% computers and math
  • 5.3% healthcare

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