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Caldwell, NJ
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Caldwell profile


Living in Caldwell


Caldwell is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,027 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Caldwell is the 218th 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 92.70% 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 (14.45%), business and financial occupations (12.03%), and sales jobs (10.38%).

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.

Of important note, Caldwell is also a borough of artists. Caldwell has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Caldwell’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.01% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

For a small borough, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Caldwell. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Caldwell.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Caldwell. 57.46% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Caldwell in 2018 was $50,432, 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 $201,728 for a family of four.

Caldwell is a very 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. Caldwell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.43% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Caldwell include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Caldwell has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.80%).

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