Glassboro is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 20,288 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Glassboro is the 103rd largest community in New Jersey.
Glassboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Glassboro is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glassboro who work in sales jobs (14.57%), teaching (10.07%), and office and administrative support (9.80%).
Also of interest is that Glassboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Glassboro is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Glassboro culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Glassboro really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Glassboro every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Glassboro. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Glassboro benefits directly from this.
Glassboro, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the borough.
The citizens of Glassboro are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.79% of adults in Glassboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Glassboro in 2018 was $28,053, 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 $112,212 for a family of four. However, Glassboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Glassboro is an extremely 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. Glassboro also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.27% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glassboro include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Glassboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.