Lyndhurst, NJ
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Lyndhurst is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 22,286 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lyndhurst is the 94th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Lyndhurst 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 towns, Lyndhurst isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lyndhurst are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lyndhurst is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lyndhurst who work in office and administrative support (14.11%), sales jobs (11.89%), and management occupations (11.41%).

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

One downside of living in Lyndhurst, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.32 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Lyndhurst is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lyndhurst area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Lyndhurst is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.10% of adults in Lyndhurst have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lyndhurst in 2010 was $34,094, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,376 for a family of four. However, Lyndhurst contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lyndhurst is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lyndhurst home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lyndhurst residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lyndhurst also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.15% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lyndhurst include Irish, Polish, German, and Turkish.

Lyndhurst also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 27.05%.

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