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 87.26% 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 (15.69%), management occupations (12.52%), and sales jobs (10.36%).

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.

In Nutley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.21 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. In addition, the town is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense 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.

The education level of Nutley ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Nutley, 44.02% 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 Nutley in 2010 was $40,665, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $162,660 for a family of four. However, Nutley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Nutley is a somewhat 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 11.97% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Nutley include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Nutley also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.65%.

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