Little Ferry, NJ
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Little Ferry is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 10,963 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Little Ferry is the 195th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Little Ferry 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 boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Little Ferry is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Little Ferry is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Little Ferry who work in office and administrative support (16.55%), sales jobs (13.89%), and management occupations (6.93%).

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

One downside of living in Little Ferry is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Little Ferry, the average commute to work is 31.23 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 Little Ferry 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 education level of Little Ferry citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.55% of adults in Little Ferry have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Little Ferry in 2010 was $33,332, 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 $133,328 for a family of four. However, Little Ferry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Little Ferry is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Little Ferry home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Little Ferry residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Little Ferry also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.97% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Little Ferry include Irish, German, Polish, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Little Ferry's cultural character, accounting for 43.26% of the borough’s population.

The most common language spoken in Little Ferry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.

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