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 (15.78%), sales jobs (14.33%), and management occupations (9.97%).

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.

Because of many things, Hopatcong is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hopatcong really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hopatcong perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 34.12 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Hopatcong citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.88% of adults in Hopatcong have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hopatcong in 2010 was $36,008, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,032 for a family of four. However, Hopatcong contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hopatcong is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. 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 10.21% 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.