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 90.56% 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 (15.37%), office and administrative support (13.00%), and teaching (11.97%).

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.

In addition, Cedar Grove is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

One downside of living in Cedar Grove is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cedar Grove, the average commute to work is 30.80 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

Cedar Grove is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.64% 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 $47,233, 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 $188,932 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Cedar Grove's cultural character, accounting for 15.96% of the town’s population.

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

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