Glassboro is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 19,216 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Glassboro is the 103rd largest community in New Jersey.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Glassboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glassboro is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glassboro who work in office and administrative support (16.22%), sales jobs (11.95%), and teaching (9.86%).
Glassboro is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Glassboro area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Glassboro maintain a good economy.
The overall education level of Glassboro citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.43% of adults in Glassboro have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Glassboro in 2010 was $25,378, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,512 for a family of four. However, Glassboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Glassboro is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Glassboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glassboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Glassboro include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Glassboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.