Jackson, NJ
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Living in Jackson


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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Jackson really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Jackson perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Jackson, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.63 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

The education level of Jackson citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.84% of adults in Jackson have at least a bachelor's 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.