Franklin Park, NJ
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Franklin Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,071 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Franklin Park is the 149th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Franklin 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.

Franklin Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Franklin Park is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin Park who work in computer science and math (14.79%), management occupations (14.05%), and office and administrative support (12.31%).

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

One downside of living in Franklin Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Franklin Park, the average commute to work is 37.14 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Franklin Park is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Franklin Park, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Franklin Park is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.47% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Franklin Park in 2010 was $37,788, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,152 for a family of four. However, Franklin Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Franklin Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Franklin Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Franklin Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Franklin Park include Irish, German, Polish, and Jamaican.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Franklin Park's cultural character, accounting for 35.96% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Franklin Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Gujarathi and Other Asian languages.