Merchantville, NJ
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Merchantville is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 3,778 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Merchantville is the 364th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Merchantville was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Merchantville is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Merchantville is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Merchantville who work in teaching (16.07%), management occupations (13.74%), and sales jobs (12.24%).

Of important note, Merchantville is also a borough of artists. Merchantville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Merchantville’s character.

Despite being a small borough, Merchantville has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Merchantville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.08% of adults in Merchantville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Merchantville in 2010 was $36,825, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,300 for a family of four. However, Merchantville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Merchantville is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Merchantville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Merchantville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Merchantville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.67% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Merchantville include Italian, German, English, and Scottish.

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