Parsippany, NJ
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Parsippany is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 29,273 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Parsippany is the 62nd largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Parsippany 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.

Parsippany is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.73% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Parsippany is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parsippany who work in office and administrative support (14.40%), management occupations (12.20%), and sales jobs (11.08%).

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

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Parsippany, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Parsippany is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.74% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Parsippany in 2010 was $37,954, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,816 for a family of four. However, Parsippany contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Parsippany is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Parsippany home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Parsippany residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Parsippany include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Parsippany's cultural character, accounting for 39.37% of the town’s population.

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