NJ

National Population : 333,590,059
New Jersey State Population : 9,202,495

About Watchung, NJ

Watchung, NJ is located in Somerset County in the state of New Jersey.

The total City Population for Watchung is about 6,006 with about 385 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 6,499.

The Average Home Value is $702,300.00, which is roughly 48% higher than the Average Home Value of $365,627.00 for the state of New Jersey, and roughly 73% higher than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $153,707.00, which is roughly 39% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $93,038.00 for the state of New Jersey, and roughly 63% higher than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Watchung is about 3.3%.

New Jersey is ranked #6 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 80.81 out of 100.

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Voting

Somerset County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 35.24% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 59.82%
Republican: 38.74%
Libertarian: 0.88%
Green: 0.33%
Other: 0.23%


Nearby Locations

N Plainfield, NJ (0.88 mi.)
Green Brook, NJ (2.82 mi.)
Dunellen, NJ (2.82 mi.)
Warren, NJ (2.96 mi.)
Berkeley Hts, NJ (3.08 mi.)
Fanwood, NJ (3.67 mi.)
Stirling, NJ (3.76 mi.)
S Plainfield, NJ (4.39 mi.)
Millington, NJ (4.71 mi.)
Middlesex, NJ (4.93 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 07069
Latitude : 40.641608
Longitude : -74.442228
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : Northeast
Average Elevation : 241 ft.
Area Code(s) : 908

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.69
Male Population Estimate : 45.44%
Female Population Estimate : 49.30%
Median Age : 46.6
Male Median Age : 45.6
Female Median Age : 47.3

White Population Estimate : 77.32%
Black Population Estimate : 4.35%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 5.62%
Asian Population Estimate : 13.53%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.03%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.20%
Other Population Estimate : 1.57%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Watchung specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Somerset County: About 2 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Somerset County: About 64 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Somerset County is about 60% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 78% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.