Garfield, NJ
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Garfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 31,802 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Garfield is the 55th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Garfield 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.

Unlike some cities, Garfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Garfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Garfield is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Garfield who work in office and administrative support (15.83%), sales jobs (10.19%), and maintenance occupations (8.01%).

For the size of the city, public transportation in Garfield is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Garfield, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The percentage of adults in Garfield who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.92% of the adults in Garfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Garfield in 2010 was $21,397, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,588 for a family of four. However, Garfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Garfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Garfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Garfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Garfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Garfield include Italian, Irish, German, and Macedonian.

In addition, Garfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (44.26%).

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