Parsippany, NJ
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Living in Parsippany


Parsippany is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 28,138 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 89.42% 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 management occupations (13.18%), office and administrative support (12.50%), and computer science and math (10.77%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Parsippany is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Parsippany area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Parsippany is a pretty powerful place. 57.46% of the adults in Parsippany 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 Parsippany in 2018 was $46,102, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $184,408 for a family of four.

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. Parsippany also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.54% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Parsippany include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Parsippany has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (41.87%).

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