Howell, NJ
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Howell is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 39,953 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Howell is the 44th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Howell 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, Howell is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Howell is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Howell who work in office and administrative support (13.94%), sales jobs (13.55%), and management occupations (11.19%).

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

In Howell, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.63 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Howell citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.82% of adults in Howell have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Howell in 2010 was $35,845, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,380 for a family of four. However, Howell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Howell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Howell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Howell include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

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