Mahwah, NJ
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Mahwah is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 26,590 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Mahwah is the 70th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Mahwah 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.

Mahwah is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mahwah is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mahwah who work in management occupations (15.02%), office and administrative support (14.61%), and sales jobs (11.98%).

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

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Mahwah, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Mahwah provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Mahwah’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Mahwah use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Mahwah‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Mahwah, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Mahwah is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.93% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mahwah in 2010 was $49,760, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $199,040 for a family of four.

Mahwah is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mahwah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mahwah residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mahwah include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Mahwah has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.13%).

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