Jackson, NJ
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Jackson is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 56,673 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.

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 (14.79%), 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.

Because of many things, Jackson is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Jackson a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Jackson has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Jackson is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Jackson area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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.