Nutley, NJ
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Nutley is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 28,748 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Nutley is the 64th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Nutley 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.

Nutley is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Nutley is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nutley who work in office and administrative support (16.58%), management occupations (12.61%), and sales jobs (10.30%).

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

One downside of living in Nutley is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Nutley, the average commute to work is 31.48 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. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Nutley’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

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

Nutley is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.99% of adults in Nutley 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 Nutley in 2010 was $40,711, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $162,844 for a family of four. However, Nutley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Nutley is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Nutley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nutley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Nutley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.72% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Nutley include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Nutley's cultural character, accounting for 18.05% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Nutley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.