Keansburg, NJ
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Keansburg is a somewhat small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,873 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Keansburg is the 206th largest community in New Jersey.

Keansburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Keansburg is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Keansburg who work in office and administrative support (19.10%), sales jobs (11.11%), and management occupations (7.25%).

One of the nice things about Keansburg is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Keansburg is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Keansburg, the average commute to work is 34.74 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Keansburg is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Keansburg are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.11% of adults in Keansburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Keansburg in 2010 was $29,046, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,184 for a family of four. However, Keansburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Keansburg is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Keansburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Keansburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Keansburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.75% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Keansburg include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Keansburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.