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 90.39% 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 (17.15%), management occupations (13.14%), and food service (9.49%).

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: 7.42% 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 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, Annandale really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Annandale 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Annandale. 59.17% 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 $46,583, 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 $186,332 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 Other Asian languages and African languages.