East Brunswick, NJ
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East Brunswick profile

Living in East Brunswick

East Brunswick is a medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 49,285 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, East Brunswick is the 30th 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 township, with fully 87.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Brunswick is a township of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Brunswick who work in management occupations (13.47%), office and administrative support (10.83%), and sales jobs (9.94%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in East Brunswick telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.39% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 township’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 36.10 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the township, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the township, public transportation in East Brunswick is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For East Brunswick, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in East Brunswick. 57.65% 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 $51,214, 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 $204,856 for a family of four.

East Brunswick is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. 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. East Brunswick also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.21% of the township’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Brunswick include Italian, Irish, Polish, German, and Egyptian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of East Brunswick's cultural character, accounting for 32.48% of the township’s population.

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