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 15,964 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.

Clark is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (15.49%), sales jobs (12.00%), and management occupations (10.52%).

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.

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 30.79 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.

Even though Clark is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Clark are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.15% of adults in Clark have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Clark in 2010 was $45,882, 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 $183,528 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 13.65% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clark include Italian, Irish, Polish, German, and Portuguese.

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