Oaklyn, NJ
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Oaklyn is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 3,992 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oaklyn is the 357th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oaklyn is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oaklyn is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oaklyn who work in office and administrative support (14.03%), sales jobs (12.07%), and healthcare (9.15%).

In Oaklyn, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Oaklyn is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Oaklyn is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.73% of adults in Oaklyn have a college degree.

The per capita income in Oaklyn in 2010 was $33,792, 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 $135,168 for a family of four.

Oaklyn is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Oaklyn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oaklyn residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oaklyn include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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