Egg Harbor Township, NJ

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Egg Harbor Township profile

Living in Egg Harbor Township

Egg Harbor Township is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 41,816 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Egg Harbor Township is the 35th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some towns, Egg Harbor Township isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Egg Harbor Township are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Egg Harbor Township is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Egg Harbor Township who work in office and administrative support (10.98%), sales jobs (10.20%), and management occupations (9.03%).

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

Egg Harbor Township is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Egg Harbor Township’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Egg Harbor Township is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In terms of college education, Egg Harbor Township is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.35% of adults in Egg Harbor Township have a college degree.

The per capita income in Egg Harbor Township in 2010 was $31,556, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,224 for a family of four. However, Egg Harbor Township contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Egg Harbor Township is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Egg Harbor Township home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Egg Harbor Township residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Egg Harbor Township also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.02% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Egg Harbor Township include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Egg Harbor Township's cultural character, accounting for 16.55% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Egg Harbor Township is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.