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 87.83% 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 (16.16%), management occupations (13.85%), and sales jobs (11.82%).

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.

Hawthorne’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Even though Hawthorne is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Hawthorne citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.67% of adults in Hawthorne have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hawthorne in 2010 was $38,555, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,220 for a family of four. However, Hawthorne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. Hawthorne also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.84% 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: 16.91%.

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