Fords is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 15,376 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fords is the 130th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Fords 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.
Fords is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fords is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fords who work in office and administrative support (17.41%), sales jobs (10.06%), and management occupations (9.24%).
Also of interest is that Fords has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Despite being a small town, Fords has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Fords citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.30% of adults in Fords have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fords in 2010 was $33,310, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,240 for a family of four. However, Fords contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fords is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fords home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fords residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Fords also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.34% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fords include Polish, Irish, German, and Hungarian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Fords's cultural character, accounting for 30.82% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Fords is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.