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 89.15% 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 (14.86%), management occupations (14.52%), and sales jobs (11.54%).

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Parsippany. 53.24% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Parsippany in 2010 was $40,355, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $161,420 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 40.62% of the town’s population.

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