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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 49,339 people and 11 associated 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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 19.02% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, East Brunswick 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, East Brunswick really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is East Brunswick 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 East Brunswick, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.75 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.

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. 58.13% 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 $58,162, 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 $232,648 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 11.81% of the township’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Brunswick include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Egyptian.

In addition, East Brunswick has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.52%).

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