Dumont, NJ
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Dumont is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 18,001 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Dumont is the 111th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Dumont 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 boroughs, Dumont isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dumont are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dumont is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dumont who work in office and administrative support (13.88%), management occupations (12.17%), and sales jobs (10.29%).

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

Because of many things, Dumont 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, Dumont really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Dumont 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 Dumont, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.52 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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

Dumont is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.88% of adults in Dumont 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 Dumont in 2010 was $38,343, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,372 for a family of four.

Dumont is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Dumont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dumont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Dumont also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.70% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dumont include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Dumont also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.63%.

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