Monroe Township, NJ
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Monroe Township is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 44,127 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Monroe Township is the 45th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Monroe Township 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.

Monroe Township is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Monroe Township is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe Township who work in office and administrative support (16.08%), management occupations (14.03%), and sales jobs (13.80%).

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

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

One downside of living in Monroe Township, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.79 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Monroe Township use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Monroe Township‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Monroe Township ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Monroe Township, 44.27% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Monroe Township in 2010 was $45,023, 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 $180,092 for a family of four.

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

In addition, Monroe Township has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.26%).

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