Iselin, NJ
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Iselin is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 18,928 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Iselin is the 102nd largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Iselin 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.

Iselin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Iselin is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Iselin who work in sales jobs (14.49%), office and administrative support (13.55%), and computer science and math (10.68%).

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

In Iselin, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.31 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Iselin, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Iselin is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Iselin are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.47% of adults in Iselin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Iselin in 2010 was $33,047, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,188 for a family of four. However, Iselin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

In addition, Iselin has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (44.66%).

The most common language spoken in Iselin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Gujarathi and Hindi.