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.
Lodi is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (17.08%), sales jobs (9.72%), and management occupations (6.54%).
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.
For the size of the borough, public transportation in Lodi is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Lodi, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of Lodi are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.11% of adults in Lodi having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lodi in 2010 was $25,640, 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 $102,560 for a family of four. However, Lodi contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lodi is a very 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 Black or African-American. Lodi also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.54% 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 35.16% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lodi is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.