Edison, NJ
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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 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.

In Edison, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.19 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Edison is a pretty powerful place. 54.91% of the adults in Edison have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.