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.

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 86.26% 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 (13.28%), office and administrative support (12.32%), and computer science and math (8.62%).

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 32.13 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in North Brunswick use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of North Brunswick‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of North Brunswick ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in North Brunswick, 47.39% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in North Brunswick in 2010 was $38,552, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,208 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 20.70% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Brunswick include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of North Brunswick's cultural character, accounting for 33.19% 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.