Annandale, NJ
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Annandale is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,655 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Annandale is the 446th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Annandale are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Annandale is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Annandale is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Annandale who work in sales jobs (16.17%), management occupations (11.94%), and office and administrative support (8.96%).

Also of interest is that Annandale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Annandale is also a town of artists. Annandale has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Annandale’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.55% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Annandale is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Annandale 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Annandale has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Annandale’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Annandale, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.66 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Annandale. 64.39% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Annandale in 2010 was $49,376, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $197,504 for a family of four.

The people who call Annandale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Annandale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Annandale include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Annandale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Hindi and Other Asian languages.