Hawthorne, NJ
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Hawthorne is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 19,074 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hawthorne is the 101st largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Hawthorne are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Hawthorne is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hawthorne is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hawthorne who work in office and administrative support (14.16%), sales jobs (13.35%), and management occupations (11.88%).

Also of interest is that Hawthorne has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The overall crime rate in Hawthorne is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

In Hawthorne, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Hawthorne is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Hawthorne citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.75% of adults in Hawthorne have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hawthorne in 2010 was $37,182, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,728 for a family of four. However, Hawthorne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hawthorne is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Hawthorne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hawthorne residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Hawthorne also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.95% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hawthorne include Irish, German, Dutch, and Polish.

Hawthorne also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.93%.

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