Bordentown, NJ
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Bordentown is a very small city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 3,882 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bordentown is the 361st largest community in New Jersey. Bordentown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Bordentown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bordentown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bordentown is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bordentown who work in office and administrative support (12.98%), sales jobs (9.95%), and teaching (9.81%).

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

In addition, Bordentown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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

The education level of Bordentown ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Bordentown, 41.68% 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 Bordentown in 2010 was $39,884, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,536 for a family of four. However, Bordentown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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