North Arlington, NJ
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North Arlington is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 15,904 people and three constituent neighborhoods, North Arlington is the 128th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in North Arlington 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Arlington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Arlington is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Arlington who work in office and administrative support (19.80%), management occupations (12.07%), and sales jobs (9.91%).

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

One downside of living in North Arlington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.61 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.

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

The overall education level of North Arlington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.80% of adults in North Arlington have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in North Arlington in 2010 was $33,866, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,464 for a family of four. However, North Arlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Arlington is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call North Arlington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Arlington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. North Arlington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.37% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Arlington include Irish, Polish, German, and Portuguese.

North Arlington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.80%.

The most common language spoken in North Arlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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