Hillside is a medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 22,180 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hillside is the 89th largest community in New Jersey.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Hillside use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Hillside‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The percentage of people in Hillside who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.41% of adults in Hillside have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hillside in 2018 was $36,322, 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 $145,288 for a family of four. However, Hillside contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hillside is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. The people who call Hillside home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hillside residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Hillside also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.19% of the township’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillside include Haitian, Portuguese, Jamaican, Brazilian, and African.
Hillside also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.22%.
The most common language spoken in Hillside is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.