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.

Housing costs in Edgewater 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.

Edgewater is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 94.64% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edgewater is a borough of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgewater who work in management occupations (27.35%), sales jobs (13.36%), and business and financial occupations (10.45%).

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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

In Edgewater, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 41.51 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.

Even though Edgewater is a smaller borough, 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Edgewater. 70.63% 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 Edgewater in 2010 was $63,083, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $252,332 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 13.34% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Edgewater include German, Italian, Russian, and English.

Edgewater also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 40.88%.

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

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