Andover, NJ
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Andover is a tiny borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 581 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Andover is the 482nd largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Andover was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Andover is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Andover is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Andover who work in office and administrative support (17.24%), sales jobs (15.52%), and teaching (8.37%).

Because of many things, Andover is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Andover a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Andover has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Andover’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Andover is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Andover, the average commute to work is 30.59 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Andover is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.92% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Andover in 2010 was $35,990, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,960 for a family of four.

Andover is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Andover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Andover residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Andover include German, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Andover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.