Atco, NJ
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Atco is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,625 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Atco is the 135th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Atco is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Atco is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Atco who work in office and administrative support (13.42%), sales jobs (10.38%), and teaching (7.74%).

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

One downside of living in Atco, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.32 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Atco are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.64% of adults in Atco having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Atco in 2010 was $28,193, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,772 for a family of four. However, Atco contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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