Hopatcong, NJ
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Hopatcong is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,510 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hopatcong is the 131st largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs, Hopatcong isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hopatcong are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hopatcong is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hopatcong who work in office and administrative support (15.46%), sales jobs (12.69%), and management occupations (10.77%).

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

Hopatcong is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hopatcong’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Hopatcong is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hopatcong, the average commute to work is 34.56 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Hopatcong is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.48% of adults in Hopatcong have a college degree.

The per capita income in Hopatcong in 2010 was $37,292, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,168 for a family of four. However, Hopatcong contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Hopatcong home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hopatcong residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Hopatcong also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.42% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hopatcong include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

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

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