Jackson, NJ
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Jackson is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 56,365 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.

Unlike some towns, Jackson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jackson are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.47%), office and administrative support (13.26%), and management occupations (9.86%).

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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Jackson has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Jackson a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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 33.55 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Jackson citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.31% of adults in Jackson have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $36,122, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,488 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 Italian.