Flanders, NJ
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Flanders is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 13,287 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Flanders is the 152nd largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Flanders 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 towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Flanders is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Flanders is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Flanders who work in office and administrative support (14.60%), sales jobs (12.46%), and management occupations (10.88%).

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

One downside of living in Flanders, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.95 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Flanders ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Flanders, 42.86% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Flanders in 2010 was $38,224, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,896 for a family of four.

Flanders is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Flanders home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Flanders residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Flanders also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.10% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Flanders include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Flanders's cultural character, accounting for 17.47% of the town’s population.

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