Hillside, NJ
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Hillside is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 21,984 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hillside is the 91st largest community in New Jersey.

Hillside is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hillside is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillside who work in office and administrative support (13.96%), management occupations (9.70%), and teaching (7.17%).

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

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 population of Hillside overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Hillside, 22.57% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hillside in 2010 was $26,496, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,984 for a family of four. However, Hillside contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hillside is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 16.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillside include Haitian, Brazilian, Italian, and Polish.

Hillside also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.65%.

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