Glassboro, NJ
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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, Glassboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Glassboro are a mix 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 (15.65%), sales jobs (14.13%), and teaching (9.85%).

Glassboro is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Glassboro to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

In terms of college education, Glassboro is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.01% of adults in Glassboro have a college degree.

The per capita income in Glassboro in 2010 was $26,555, 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 $106,220 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.