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 noticeable about Edison, although not a huge town, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Edison is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Edison a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Edison use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Edison‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Edison's cultural character, accounting for 46.97% of the town’s population.

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