Blairstown, NJ
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Blairstown is a tiny town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 504 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Blairstown is the 488th largest community in New Jersey. Blairstown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Blairstown is a military town: the armed forces employs 6.19% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Arts and Wholesale are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 28.30% and 22.64% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Overall, Blairstown’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

One downside of living in Blairstown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.13 minutes every day commuting to work.

Blairstown is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Blairstown ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 0.00% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Blairstown in 2010 was $18,562, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,248 for a family of four.

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

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