Collingswood, NJ

Collingswood profile

Living in Collingswood

Collingswood is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 13,884 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Collingswood is the 141st largest community in New Jersey. Collingswood has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Collingswood is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 89.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Collingswood is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Collingswood who work in management occupations (12.54%), teaching (12.07%), and office and administrative support (10.86%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.20% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Despite being a small borough, Collingswood has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Collingswood are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.12% 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 2018 was $47,822, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $191,288 for a family of four. However, Collingswood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Collingswood is a very 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 Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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