North Brunswick, NJ

North Brunswick profile

Living in North Brunswick

North Brunswick is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 41,430 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, North Brunswick is the 38th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in North Brunswick 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 Brunswick is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Brunswick is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Brunswick who work in management occupations (14.09%), office and administrative support (12.38%), and computer science and math (8.21%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.88 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.

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 train. For North Brunswick, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

North Brunswick is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.39% of adults in North Brunswick have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in North Brunswick in 2018 was $40,883, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,532 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 19.13% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Brunswick include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

In addition, North Brunswick has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.62%).

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