Collingswood, NJ
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Collingswood is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,000 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Collingswood is the 141st largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Collingswood was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Collingswood is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 89.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Collingswood is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Collingswood who work in office and administrative support (13.00%), teaching (12.52%), and healthcare (11.44%).

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

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

The citizens of Collingswood are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.30% of adults in Collingswood 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 Collingswood in 2010 was $35,031, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,124 for a family of four. However, Collingswood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Collingswood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Collingswood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Collingswood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Collingswood include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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