Caldwell, NJ
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Caldwell is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,948 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Caldwell is the 250th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Caldwell 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.

Caldwell is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 90.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Caldwell is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Caldwell who work in management occupations (16.06%), teaching (13.69%), and office and administrative support (12.64%).

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

Caldwell’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

One downside of living in Caldwell, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.33 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Caldwell, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Caldwell is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Caldwell is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.60% of adults in Caldwell have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Caldwell in 2010 was $41,929, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $167,716 for a family of four. However, Caldwell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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