Irvington is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 54,312 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Irvington is the 23rd largest community in New Jersey.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Irvington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Irvington is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Irvington who work in office and administrative support (13.33%), healthcare suport services (10.10%), and sales jobs (6.64%).
One downside of living in Irvington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.12 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Many people in Irvington take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the town, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Irvington citizens for affordable transportation.
The percentage of adults in Irvington who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.83% of the adults in Irvington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Irvington in 2018 was $23,437, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,748 for a family of four. However, Irvington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Irvington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Irvington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Irvington residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Irvington include Haitian, Jamaican, Nigerian, African, and Guyanese.
Irvington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.66%.
The most common language spoken in Irvington is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and French Creole.