Population: 6,903

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 71%
Single 29%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Watchung has a very low population density. Watchung is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,147 Watchung
27,441 New York

City Info

Watchung, NJ is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Watchung has a population density of 1,147, with 6,903 current residents.

Out of the 6,903 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 71% of the residents are married and 29% are single.



Air quality

Average air quality


  • 56% Sun
  • 48% Rain
  • 28% Snow


54°F average temperature

  • 37 years Median home age
  • $627,560 Median home price
  • 4.08% Home appreciation rate
  • 19.49% Annual property tax
  • 78.5%
    Homes owned
  • 18.1%
    Homes rented
  • 3.5%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Watchung, the air quality is 48% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 48% rainy, and 28% snowy. The average temperature is 54°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Watchung, you should know that 78.5% of homes are owned while 18.1% of homes are rented, and 3.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $627,560, the median age of homes is 37 years, the annual home appreciation is 4.08% and the annual property tax is 19.49%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Watchung, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Watchung’s crime rate is 2 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Watchung is 46 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 52.50% Democratic, 46.39% Republican, and 1.11% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:13


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 94%
    High school diploma
  • 6%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 25%
    Bachelors degree
  • 31%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Watchung, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.40% of residents are unemployed in Watchung (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Watchung residents: 24.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 34.71% are in the arts and sciences field, 6.9% are in the customer service field, 22.4% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 93.75%, 5.82% of residents have an associate’s degree, 25.48% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 31.46% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Watchung, you should be aware that the average commute time is 32 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Watchung have a few different options. 79% of commuters use their own cars, 7% of commuters carpool, 4% of commuters use the transit system, and 9% of residents work from home.

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