Maywood, NJ
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Maywood is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,805 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Maywood is the 211th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Maywood 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, Maywood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Maywood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Maywood is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Maywood who work in office and administrative support (17.34%), management occupations (13.77%), and sales jobs (10.99%).

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

Because of many things, Maywood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Maywood a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Maywood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Maywood’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

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

The population of Maywood is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.02% of adults in Maywood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Maywood in 2010 was $36,205, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,820 for a family of four. However, Maywood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Maywood is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Maywood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Maywood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Maywood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.90% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Maywood include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Maywood's cultural character, accounting for 21.76% of the borough’s population.

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