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 89.58% 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 (14.77%), teaching (13.84%), and office and administrative support (11.96%).

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.

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

Despite being a small borough, Caldwell has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Caldwell are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.18% of adults in Caldwell have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Caldwell in 2010 was $40,975, 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 $163,900 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Caldwell include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Caldwell's cultural character, accounting for 15.70% of the borough’s population.

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