Jackson is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 56,673 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Jackson is the 20th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Jackson 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.
Jackson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jackson is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jackson who work in sales jobs (14.79%), office and administrative support (13.95%), and management occupations (9.93%).
Also of interest is that Jackson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Jackson 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, Jackson’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Jackson is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Jackson, the average commute to work is 33.63 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Jackson use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Jackson‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
In terms of college education, Jackson is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.84% of adults in Jackson have a college degree.
The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $36,935, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,740 for a family of four.
Jackson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Jackson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jackson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jackson include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Jackson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.