Elmwood Park, NJ
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Elmwood Park is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 20,279 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Elmwood Park is the 98th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Elmwood Park 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.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elmwood Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elmwood Park is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmwood Park who work in office and administrative support (15.58%), sales jobs (11.52%), and management occupations (10.14%).

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Elmwood Park use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Elmwood Park‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

In terms of college education, Elmwood Park is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.09% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elmwood Park in 2010 was $30,249, 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 $120,996 for a family of four. However, Elmwood Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elmwood Park is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Elmwood Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elmwood Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Elmwood Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.84% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elmwood Park include Polish, Irish, German, and Macedonian.

In addition, Elmwood Park has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.73%).

The most common language spoken in Elmwood Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.