Matawan, NJ
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Matawan is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,853 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Matawan is the 226th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Matawan 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 boroughs, Matawan isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Matawan are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Matawan is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Matawan who work in office and administrative support (15.49%), sales jobs (14.13%), and management occupations (11.97%).

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

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

One downside of living in Matawan, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.53 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.

Even though Matawan is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Matawan are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.12% of adults in Matawan have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Matawan in 2010 was $38,910, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,640 for a family of four.

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

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