Watchung employment information

IndexWatchungNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$65,014$36,359$28,555
Median household income$104,821$72,062$53,482
Median income owner occupied$127,527$94,365$68,142
Median income renter occupied$47,222$41,062$33,219
Median earnings male$52,352$47,106$36,116
Median earnings female$40,509$32,292$25,692
Unemployment rate1.2%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level4.4%10.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Watchung is 128% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Watchung is 96% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Watchung is 80% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Watchung is 72% lower than the national average.

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Watchung median earnings by income bracket

Watchung employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.2%1.3%
Manufacturing sector9.5%0.0%
Financial & insurance services8.1%8.9%
Wholesale & retail services24.5%8.5%
Public administration4.8%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.2%1.3%
Education, health & social services16.5%39.2%

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Blackwells Mills, NJ513$170,441219%
Glen Ridge, NJ7,606$169,006216%
Watchung, NJ5,855$104,82196%

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Sweetwater, TN5,856$34,68435%
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Plain City, UT5,859$86,05961%
Doney Park, AZ5,860$81,30752%
Watchung, NJ5,855$104,82196%
Source: The Watchung, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.