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 42,643 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.

In North Brunswick, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.28 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, North Brunswick is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the North Brunswick area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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.