Edison is a larger medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 107,588 people and 24 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 township, with fully 85.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edison is a township 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 (15.62%), management occupations (12.58%), and office and administrative support (10.72%).
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.97% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In Edison, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.55 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the township are by private automobile, Edison is somewhat unusual for a township of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Edison area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Edison. 55.37% 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 Edison in 2018 was $44,177, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $176,708 for a family of four.
Edison is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. 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. Edison also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.75% of the township’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Edison include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.
In addition, Edison has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (45.98%).
The most common language spoken in Edison is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.