Hamburg is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 3,155 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hamburg is the 380th largest community in New Jersey.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hamburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hamburg is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hamburg who work in office and administrative support (20.71%), management occupations (10.58%), and teaching (9.15%).
Also of interest is that Hamburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Hamburg is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Hamburg is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hamburg’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Hamburg, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 41.47 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Hamburg are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.88% of adults in Hamburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hamburg in 2010 was $42,715, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $170,860 for a family of four. However, Hamburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Hamburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hamburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hamburg include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Hamburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.