Colonia, NJ
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Living in Colonia


Colonia is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 18,016 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Colonia is the 109th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Colonia 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, Colonia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Colonia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Colonia is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colonia who work in office and administrative support (15.36%), management occupations (11.72%), and teaching (9.56%).

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

Because of many things, Colonia is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Colonia a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Colonia has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Colonia’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Colonia is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Colonia, the average commute to work is 30.95 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

Colonia is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.61% of adults in Colonia 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 Colonia in 2018 was $44,121, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $176,484 for a family of four.

Colonia is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Colonia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Colonia residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Colonia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Colonia include Italian, Irish, Polish, German, and Portuguese.

In addition, Colonia has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.81%).

The most common language spoken in Colonia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.