Boonton, NJ
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Boonton is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,441 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Boonton is the 237th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Boonton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Housing costs in Boonton 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.

Boonton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Boonton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boonton who work in sales jobs (18.21%), office and administrative support (16.98%), and teaching (7.91%).

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

The education level of Boonton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Boonton, 45.69% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Boonton in 2010 was $38,432, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,728 for a family of four. However, Boonton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Boonton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Boonton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Boonton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Boonton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.86% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Boonton include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

In addition, Boonton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.92%).

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