Clark, NJ
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Clark is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 15,535 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 (14.67%), sales jobs (11.52%), and teaching (10.17%).

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.

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.

The education level of Clark citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.26% of adults in Clark have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Clark in 2010 was $41,458, 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 $165,832 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 10.93% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clark include Irish, German, Polish, and Portuguese.

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