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 sales jobs (15.34%), office and administrative support (14.80%), and management occupations (11.21%).

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.

Overall, Matawan’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

In Matawan, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.89 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Matawan, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Matawan is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Matawan citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.39% of adults in Matawan have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Matawan in 2010 was $41,945, 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 $167,780 for a family of four.

Matawan is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. 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.