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 46,401 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 90.01% 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 (14.07%), office and administrative support (13.99%), and sales jobs (11.62%).

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.

In East Brunswick, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.41 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the town, 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.

If knowledge is power, East Brunswick is a pretty powerful place. 53.20% of the adults in East Brunswick have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in East Brunswick in 2010 was $45,386, 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 $181,544 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, Irish, Polish, German, and Egyptian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of East Brunswick's cultural character, accounting for 33.36% 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.