Eatontown, NJ
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Eatontown is a somewhat small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 12,301 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Eatontown is the 156th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eatontown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eatontown is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eatontown who work in sales jobs (14.05%), office and administrative support (11.35%), and teaching (7.55%).

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

One of the nice things about Eatontown is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The population of Eatontown is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.63% of adults in Eatontown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Eatontown in 2010 was $38,254, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,016 for a family of four. However, Eatontown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Eatontown is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Eatontown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eatontown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Eatontown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.49% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Eatontown include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

Eatontown also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.76%.

The most common language spoken in Eatontown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.