Edgewater, NJ
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Edgewater is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 12,034 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Edgewater is the 178th largest community in New Jersey.

Edgewater home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Edgewater real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Edgewater is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 95.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edgewater is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgewater who work in management occupations (21.72%), sales jobs (12.12%), and healthcare (11.43%).

Of important note, Edgewater is also a borough of artists. Edgewater has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Edgewater’s character.

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

In addition to being popular with young singles, Edgewater is also home to many people who can be described as "urban sophisticates". While both of these categories describe educated professionals, urban sophisticates are quite a different demographic. Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

In Edgewater, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 41.90 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.

In Edgewater, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Edgewater is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Edgewater is a pretty powerful place. 72.16% of the adults in Edgewater 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 Edgewater in 2010 was $63,972, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $255,888 for a family of four. However, Edgewater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Edgewater is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Edgewater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edgewater residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Edgewater also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.22% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Edgewater include German, Irish, Russian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Edgewater's cultural character, accounting for 41.63% of the borough’s population.

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

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