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Maplewood is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 24,657 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Maplewood is the 78th largest community in New Jersey. Maplewood has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Housing costs in Maplewood 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.
Maplewood is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Maplewood is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Maplewood who work in management occupations (13.75%), office and administrative support (10.90%) and business and financial occupations (10.36%).
Of important note, Maplewood is also a town of artists. Maplewood has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Maplewood’s character.
Also of interest is that Maplewood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Maplewood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
One downside of living in Maplewood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.05 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, 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, Maplewood 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 train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Maplewood area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Maplewood. 62.30% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Maplewood in 2010 was $52,370, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,480 for a family of four.
Maplewood is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Maplewood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Maplewood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Maplewood include Irish, Italian, German, English, Polish and Russian.
Maplewood also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.94%.
The languages spoken by people in Maplewood are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Maplewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, French Creole and African languages.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||1,497|
|MAPLEWOOD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||77.92%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||22.08%|
|TYPE OF MAPLEWOOD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||68.06%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.18%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||18.93%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||9.83%|
|SIZE OF MAPLEWOOD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||10.53%|
|AGE OF MAPLEWOOD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.46%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||10.94%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||26.73%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||58.87%|
|MAPLEWOOD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$473,019|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,132|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $52,000||1.22%|
|$52,001 - $104,000||0.58%|
|$104,001 - $207,000||3.80%|
|$207,001 - $311,000||16.58%|
|$311,001 - $414,000||18.90%|
|$414,001 - $518,000||19.00%|
|$518,001 - $777,000||31.49%|
|$777,001 - $1,036,000||6.49%|
|PEOPLE OF MAPLEWOOD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||8.11%|
|5 TO 17||21.63%|
|18 TO 24||5.99%|
|25 TO 34||8.68%|
|35 TO 54||32.74%|
|55 TO 64||12.31%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||10.54%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.94%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$133,813|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$52,370|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.75%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (15.22%)
Information Technology (6.12%)
Public Service (3.30%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||30.18%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.21%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.12%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.14%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||9.54%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (12.25%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (81.64%)
French Creole (2.86%)
African languages (2.07%)
Indic languages (1.01%)
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