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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Garfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Garfield is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Garfield who work in office and administrative support (16.61%), sales jobs (10.84%), and management occupations (6.92%).
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 education level of Garfield citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.08% of adults 25 and older in Garfield have a college degree.
The per capita income in Garfield in 2010 was $22,630, 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 $90,520 for a family of four. However, Garfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Garfield is an extremely 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 34.41% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Garfield include Italian, Irish, Macedonian, and German.
In addition, Garfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (41.97%).
The most common language spoken in Garfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.