East Brunswick, NJ
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Living in East Brunswick


East Brunswick is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 45,235 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, East Brunswick is the 32nd largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in East Brunswick 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.

East Brunswick is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Brunswick is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Brunswick who work in office and administrative support (12.80%), management occupations (12.47%), and sales jobs (10.56%).

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

East Brunswick is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, East Brunswick’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in East Brunswick is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In East Brunswick, the average commute to work is 35.78 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, East Brunswick is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the East Brunswick area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in East Brunswick. 54.40% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in East Brunswick in 2018 was $47,828, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $191,312 for a family of four.

East Brunswick is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call East Brunswick home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Brunswick residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Brunswick include Italian, Polish, Irish, German, and Egyptian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of East Brunswick's cultural character, accounting for 33.60% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in East Brunswick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.