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.

Oaklyn is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Oaklyn is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oaklyn who work in office and administrative support (17.47%), sales jobs (12.72%), and teaching (8.87%).

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

In addition, Oaklyn is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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.

The overall education level of Oaklyn citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.43% of adults in Oaklyn have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Oaklyn in 2010 was $32,923, 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 $131,692 for a family of four. However, Oaklyn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Polish, and English.

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