Neptune, NJ
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Neptune is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 24,275 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Neptune is the 74th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Neptune is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Neptune is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Neptune who work in office and administrative support (15.95%), sales jobs (12.00%), and healthcare (7.53%).

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

The citizens of Neptune are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.26% of adults in Neptune having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Neptune in 2010 was $31,196, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,784 for a family of four. However, Neptune contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Neptune is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Neptune home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Neptune residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Neptune also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.20% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Neptune include Italian, German, Haitian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Neptune is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.