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. Elmer has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs, Elmer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elmer are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elmer is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmer who work in office and administrative support (15.06%), teaching (11.06%), and maintenance occupations (7.21%).

Of important note, Elmer is also a borough of artists. Elmer has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Elmer’s character.

Elmer is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Elmer who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.36% of the adults in Elmer have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Elmer in 2010 was $28,313, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,252 for a family of four. However, Elmer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, English, Italian, and Polish.

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