Cedar Grove, NJ
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Cedar Grove is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 12,625 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cedar Grove is the 159th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Cedar Grove 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.

Cedar Grove is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cedar Grove is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cedar Grove who work in management occupations (13.68%), sales jobs (13.23%), and office and administrative support (12.41%).

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

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

One downside of living in Cedar Grove, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.39 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.

Even though Cedar Grove is a smaller town, 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.

Cedar Grove is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.96% of adults in Cedar Grove 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 Cedar Grove in 2010 was $46,871, 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 $187,484 for a family of four.

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

In addition, Cedar Grove has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.03%).

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

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