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.

Flanders is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.79% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 sales jobs (14.58%), office and administrative support (13.62%), and management occupations (13.61%).

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.

In Flanders, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.72 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Flanders is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.04% of adults in Flanders have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Flanders in 2010 was $43,154, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $172,616 for a family of four. However, Flanders contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Flanders is a very 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 Asian. Flanders also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.71% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Flanders include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Flanders also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.06%.

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