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. Andover has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs, Andover isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Andover are a mix 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 (18.44%), sales jobs (11.95%), and maintenance occupations (9.09%).

Because of many things, Andover is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Andover really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Andover perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Andover citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.80% of adults in Andover have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Andover in 2010 was $34,117, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,468 for a family of four. However, Andover contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Andover also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.78% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Andover include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

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