Fort Dix, NJ
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Fort Dix is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,608 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fort Dix is the 252nd largest community in New Jersey. Fort Dix has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fort Dix, where the median household income is $61,489.00.

Fort Dix is a military town: the armed forces employs 19.08% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Retail are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 37.03% and 9.99% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Overall, Fort Dix’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

One of the benefits of Fort Dix is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.41 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small town, Fort Dix doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Fort Dix with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.81% of adults in Fort Dix have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fort Dix in 2010 was $13,596, which is low income relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,384 for a family of four. However, Fort Dix contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Dix is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Dix home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Dix residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Dix also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.42% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Dix include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Fort Dix also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.04%.

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