Bound Brook, NJ
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Bound Brook is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 10,497 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bound Brook is the 198th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs, Bound Brook isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bound Brook are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bound Brook is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Bound Brook who work in office and administrative support (12.88%), food service (11.41%), and sales jobs (8.36%).

Even though Bound Brook is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Bound Brook citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.74% of adults 25 and older in Bound Brook have a college degree.

The per capita income in Bound Brook in 2010 was $29,705, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,820 for a family of four. However, Bound Brook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bound Brook is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Bound Brook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bound Brook residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bound Brook also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 48.27% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bound Brook include German, Irish, Polish, and English.

Bound Brook also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.00%.

The most common language spoken in Bound Brook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.