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 42,443 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 86.42% 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 (13.96%), management occupations (11.96%), and sales jobs (9.97%).

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.

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 32.21 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.

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 bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

North Brunswick is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.04% 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 2010 was $34,572, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,288 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 18.95% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Brunswick include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of North Brunswick's cultural character, accounting for 34.06% 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.