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A+ Bound Brook Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Bound Brook Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than New Jersey
Bound Brook
12020% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12323% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bound Brook cost of living
A Bound Brook Crime Total crime is 24% lower than New Jersey
Total crime
1,22652% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8252% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Bound Brook crime
C+ Bound Brook Employment Household income is 10% lower than New Jersey
Median household income
$66,30020% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,5372% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%33% lower than the US average
Bound Brook employment
C+ Bound Brook Housing Home value is 13% lower than New Jersey
Median home value
$275,70049% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,21428% higher than the US average
Home ownership
53%16% lower than the US average
Bound Brook real estate or Bound Brook rentals
F Bound Brook Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
80%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
11%79% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:112% lower than the US average
Bound Brook K-12 schools

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Bound Brook, NJ Needs an Education in Education

Attractions7/10
Community8/10
Nightlife6/10
Dining6/10
Shopping6/10
As a parent, one of my first and foremost concerns is the quality of education my children will receive wherever we live. That being said, we have been living in Bound Brook, New Jersey for nearly two years now, and I have seen the school system here go from bad to incredibly worse. The community itself is great. The people are fantastic; it's a wonderful place to live. However, there is absolutely no excuse for a lax school system. Too much money is shelled out by the state and federal governments, too much effort is put forth by the teachers, the community, and the students. There is no excuse for our children to be lacking in educational services. I suppose if you are single or you have no school age children, Bound Brook could be considered one of the best areas in New Jersey to live in. I am just highly displeased with the schools here.


On a bit of a brighter note, there are some fun and interesting things to do here. There's Launch Trampoline Park, Core Helicopter Company which offers flying lessons as well as tours of the city, the Hardcore Paintball Center for some paintball fun, Grape Expectations Winery, and Little Dolphins Swim Academy for some swimming fun.
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Source: The Bound Brook, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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