Lodi is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 24,835 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lodi is the 76th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Lodi 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, Lodi is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lodi is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lodi who work in office and administrative support (15.57%), sales jobs (10.41%), and teaching (6.77%).
Also of interest is that Lodi has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Lodi use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Lodi‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The education level of Lodi citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.00% of adults in Lodi have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lodi in 2010 was $25,376, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,504 for a family of four. However, Lodi contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lodi is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Lodi home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lodi residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lodi also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.52% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lodi include Irish, Polish, German, and Portuguese.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lodi's cultural character, accounting for 36.91% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lodi is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.