Clark, NJ

Clark profile

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.

Clark is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Clark’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Clark, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.64 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Clark, 43.32% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

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.