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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Hiawatha is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Hiawatha who work in office and administrative support (15.78%), sales jobs (13.73%), and management occupations (9.87%).

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.

Even though Lake Hiawatha is a smaller town, 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.

Lake Hiawatha is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.70% 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 $32,927, 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 $131,708 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 10.80% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Hiawatha include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Lake Hiawatha has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.07%).

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

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