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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Collingswood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.20% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 education level of Collingswood ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Collingswood, 47.12% 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 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.