North Brunswick, NJ

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Living in North Brunswick

North Brunswick is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 41,849 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, North Brunswick is the 38th largest community in New Jersey.

North Brunswick is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Brunswick is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Brunswick who work in office and administrative support (13.41%), management occupations (12.92%), and sales jobs (8.31%).

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

North Brunswick, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.

One downside of living in North Brunswick is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In North Brunswick, the average commute to work is 32.28 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the town, public transportation in North Brunswick is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For North Brunswick, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of North Brunswick are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.54% of adults in North Brunswick have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in North Brunswick in 2010 was $36,362, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,448 for a family of four. However, North Brunswick contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Brunswick is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call North Brunswick home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Brunswick residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. North Brunswick also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.47% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Brunswick include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of North Brunswick's cultural character, accounting for 33.98% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in North Brunswick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.