Clark, NJ

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Living in Clark

Clark is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 15,931 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clark is the 134th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Clark 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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clark is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clark is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clark who work in office and administrative support (14.76%), management occupations (11.20%), and sales jobs (10.62%).

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

Because of many things, Clark is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Clark really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Clark perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Clark is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Clark, the average commute to work is 31.64 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 Clark, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Clark is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Clark is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.32% of adults in Clark 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 Clark in 2018 was $51,780, 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 $207,120 for a family of four.

Clark is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Clark home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clark residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Clark also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.26% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clark include Italian, Irish, Polish, German, and Portuguese.

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

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