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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jackson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.48%), office and administrative support (14.34%), and management occupations (9.25%).
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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Jackson is worth considering.
One downside of living in Jackson, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.69 minutes every day commuting to work.
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: 32.16% of adults in Jackson have a college degree.
The per capita income in Jackson in 2010 was $36,297, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,188 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.