Maple Shade is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 18,963 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Maple Shade is the 100th largest community in New Jersey.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Maple Shade is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Maple Shade is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Maple Shade who work in office and administrative support (20.54%), sales jobs (9.70%), and management occupations (6.82%).
Also of interest is that Maple Shade has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Despite being a small town, Maple Shade has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Maple Shade are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.67% of adults in Maple Shade having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Maple Shade in 2010 was $29,709, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,836 for a family of four. However, Maple Shade contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Maple Shade is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Maple Shade home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Maple Shade residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Maple Shade include German, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Maple Shade is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.