East Hanover, NJ
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East Hanover is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,269 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Hanover is the 184th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in East Hanover 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 Hanover is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Hanover is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Hanover who work in office and administrative support (16.14%), sales jobs (13.30%), and management occupations (12.56%).

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

Even though East Hanover is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of East Hanover are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.34% of adults in East Hanover have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in East Hanover in 2010 was $44,651, 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 $178,604 for a family of four.

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

Foreign born people are also an important part of East Hanover's cultural character, accounting for 20.81% of the town’s population.

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

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