Pennsauken, NJ
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Pennsauken is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 17,188 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Pennsauken is the 112th largest community in New Jersey.

Pennsauken is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pennsauken is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pennsauken who work in office and administrative support (19.14%), sales jobs (11.05%), and food service (5.71%).

Despite being a small town, Pennsauken has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Pennsauken are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.68% of adults in Pennsauken have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Pennsauken in 2010 was $22,357, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,428 for a family of four. However, Pennsauken contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pennsauken is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pennsauken home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Pennsauken, accounting for 36.35% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Pennsauken residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Pennsauken include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pennsauken's cultural character, accounting for 21.40% of the town’s population.

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