East Brunswick, NJ
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East Brunswick is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 46,203 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 89.16% 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 management occupations (15.56%), office and administrative support (12.72%), and sales jobs (12.31%).

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.

Because of many things, East Brunswick is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Brunswick a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, East Brunswick has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Brunswick’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in East Brunswick, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.07 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.

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. 53.50% 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 2010 was $43,101, 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 $172,404 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 Irish, Polish, German, and Egyptian.

East Brunswick also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.63%.

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