Lake Hiawatha, NJ
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Lake Hiawatha is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,237 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lake Hiawatha is the 216th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Lake Hiawatha 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.

Lake Hiawatha is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Hiawatha is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Hiawatha who work in office and administrative support (14.56%), sales jobs (12.70%), and computer science and math (10.43%).

Also of interest is that Lake Hiawatha has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Despite being a small town, Lake Hiawatha has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Lake Hiawatha is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.39% of adults in Lake Hiawatha have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Lake Hiawatha in 2010 was $33,409, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,636 for a family of four.

Lake Hiawatha is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lake Hiawatha home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Hiawatha residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lake Hiawatha also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.59% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Hiawatha include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lake Hiawatha's cultural character, accounting for 27.88% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Lake Hiawatha is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.

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