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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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Colonia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Colonia is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colonia who work in office and administrative support (20.68%), management occupations (10.35%) and sales jobs (9.92%).
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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Colonia really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Colonia perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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 30.74 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.
Even though Colonia is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
In terms of college education, Colonia is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.54% of adults in Colonia have a college degree.
The per capita income in Colonia in 2010 was $36,070, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,280 for a family of four.
Colonia is a somewhat 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 11.68% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Colonia include Italian, Polish, Irish, German, Portuguese and English.
Colonia also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.04%.
The languages spoken by people in Colonia are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Colonia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Polish, Portuguese and Other Asian languages.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||5,868|
|COLONIA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||89.10%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||10.90%|
|TYPE OF COLONIA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||92.14%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.38%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||1.57%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||5.91%|
|SIZE OF COLONIA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.29%|
|AGE OF COLONIA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.34%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||15.28%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||76.18%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||5.19%|
|COLONIA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$371,781|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,705|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||2.68%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||0.44%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||1.80%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||23.57%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||48.12%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||14.85%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||6.77%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||1.09%|
|PEOPLE OF COLONIA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.81%|
|5 TO 17||17.23%|
|18 TO 24||9.14%|
|25 TO 34||11.49%|
|35 TO 54||28.21%|
|55 TO 64||13.80%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||15.32%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||92.33%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$87,557|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$36,070|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.03%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (12.84%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (6.43%)
Public Service (4.13%)
Information Technology (2.57%)
Real estate (2.31%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||3.94%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.23%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.16%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.56%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||11.68%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (21.68%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (68.02%)
Other Asian languages (2.34%)
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