Oradell, NJ
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Oradell is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,218 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oradell is the 247th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Oradell 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.

Oradell is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 94.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oradell is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oradell who work in management occupations (17.55%), sales jobs (15.78%), and teaching (14.35%).

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

Of important note, Oradell is also a borough of artists. Oradell has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Oradell’s character.

In addition, Oradell is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Oradell is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Oradell really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Oradell perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Oradell, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.44 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 Oradell, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Oradell is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Oradell is a pretty powerful place. 64.37% of the adults in Oradell have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Oradell in 2010 was $60,838, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,352 for a family of four.

Oradell is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Oradell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oradell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oradell include Italian, German, Armenian, and English.

In addition, Oradell has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.84%).

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

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