Elmer, NJ
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Elmer is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,343 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Elmer is the 458th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Elmer was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elmer is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elmer is a borough of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmer who work in office and administrative support (13.94%), teaching (9.86%), and food service (8.03%).

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

Being a small borough, Elmer does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Elmer overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Elmer, 23.04% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elmer in 2010 was $28,494, 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 $113,976 for a family of four. However, Elmer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elmer is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Elmer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elmer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elmer include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Elmer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Yiddish.