Pennsville, NJ
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Pennsville is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,530 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Pennsville is the 170th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some towns, Pennsville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pennsville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pennsville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pennsville who work in office and administrative support (17.34%), sales jobs (8.81%), and management occupations (6.19%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Pennsville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Pennsville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the nice things about Pennsville is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Pennsville rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.58% of adults 25 and older in Pennsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Pennsville in 2010 was $28,903, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,612 for a family of four. However, Pennsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Pennsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pennsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pennsville include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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