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%).

Keansburg is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Keansburg, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.74 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Keansburg rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.11% of adults 25 and older in Keansburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

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.