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.

Unlike some towns, Iselin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Iselin are a mix of both white- and blue-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 office and administrative support (14.42%), sales jobs (12.51%), and computer science and math (10.42%).

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.

Iselin 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 town’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, Iselin’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Iselin is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Iselin, the average commute to work is 32.09 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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: 46.42% 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 $33,189, 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 $132,756 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.

Iselin also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 45.21%.

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