Edison, NJ
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Edison is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 103,369 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Edison is the fifth largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Edison 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.

Edison is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edison is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edison who work in computer science and math (14.54%), management occupations (13.12%), and office and administrative support (11.64%).

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

One thing that you will notice about Edison is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Edison a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One downside of living in Edison is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Edison, the average commute to work is 34.19 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Edison is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Edison, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Edison, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Edison is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.91% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Edison in 2010 was $41,433, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $165,732 for a family of four.

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

Edison also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 46.97%.

The most common language spoken in Edison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.