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 88.86% 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 (14.58%), management occupations (13.87%), and office and administrative support (13.18%).

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.

Franklin Park, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.

One downside of living in Franklin Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.73 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Franklin Park. 57.19% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Franklin Park in 2010 was $43,332, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $173,328 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 Asian, followed by Black or African-American. Franklin Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.06% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Franklin Park include Italian, Nigerian, Irish, German, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Franklin Park's cultural character, accounting for 39.34% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Franklin Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.