A town located in New Jersey, New Brunswick has a population of just over 56,000. Young adults aged 15-24 should feel right at home, as they account for an above-average 33% of the population, while middle-aged professionals account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 29, is decidedly younger than most cities in New Jersey, ranking as the second-youngest municipality in the state. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in New Brunswick, and 81% of residents are renters despite an average rent of $1,393/month, substantially higher than the state average of $1,272.
Many New Brunswick residents work in one of two industries: retail and manufacturing. Combined, these industries make up 12% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of residents work in transportation, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of around $53K, New Brunswick workers earn about $33,000 less than the average New Jersey resident. New Brunswick's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Among residents over the age of 25 in New Brunswick, 5% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
New Brunswick residents have an average commute of about 29 minutes, outperforming the New Jersey average of about 34 minutes. Many residents (24%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Walking (5%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number is much higher than the national average.