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.
North Arlington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, North Arlington is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Arlington who work in office and administrative support (22.30%), management occupations (11.66%), and sales jobs (8.57%).
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.
In North Arlington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.97 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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 education level of North Arlington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.89% of adults in North Arlington have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in North Arlington in 2010 was $34,216, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,864 for a family of four. However, North Arlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
North Arlington is a somewhat 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 23.22% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Arlington include Irish, Polish, German, and Portuguese.
Foreign born people are also an important part of North Arlington's cultural character, accounting for 26.71% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in North Arlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.