Hammonton, NJ
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Hammonton is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,618 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Hammonton is the 133rd largest community in New Jersey.

Hammonton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hammonton is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hammonton who work in office and administrative support (14.27%), food service (10.46%), and sales jobs (9.30%).

Overall, Hammonton’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Hammonton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Hammonton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hammonton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hammonton may be for you.

The percentage of adults in Hammonton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.13% of the adults in Hammonton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hammonton in 2010 was $29,891, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,564 for a family of four. However, Hammonton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hammonton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hammonton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hammonton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hammonton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.40% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hammonton include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Hammonton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.