Hazlet is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 16,377 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hazlet is the 117th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Hazlet 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hazlet is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hazlet is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hazlet who work in office and administrative support (16.66%), sales jobs (12.77%), and management occupations (11.19%).
One downside of living in Hazlet, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.27 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Hazlet is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Hazlet citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.84% of adults in Hazlet have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hazlet in 2010 was $36,398, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,592 for a family of four.
Hazlet is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hazlet home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hazlet residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hazlet include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Hazlet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.