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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pennsauken is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (20.44%), sales jobs (9.33%), and food service (6.77%).

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 percentage of adults in Pennsauken with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.37% of adults in Pennsauken have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pennsauken in 2010 was $22,912, 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 $91,648 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. The greatest number of Pennsauken residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Pennsauken also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.13% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pennsauken include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

Pennsauken also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.25%.

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