Edison, NJ
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Living in Edison


Edison is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 101,599 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 85.21% 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 (14.40%), management occupations (12.66%), and office and administrative support (10.04%).

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 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 34.46 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Edison is somewhat unusual for a town 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. 54.64% 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 $42,830, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $171,320 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. Edison also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.70% of the town’s residents. 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 46.51% 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.