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 87.33% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Collingswood who work in teaching (12.99%), management occupations (10.93%), and office and administrative support (10.75%).

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.

In Collingswood, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Collingswood is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Collingswood is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.01% of adults in Collingswood have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Collingswood in 2010 was $36,555, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,220 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 Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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