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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pennsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (17.56%), sales jobs (8.51%), and teaching (6.88%).

Pennsville is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The percentage of adults in Pennsville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.68% of the adults in Pennsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pennsville in 2010 was $29,978, 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 $119,912 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 Black or African-American. 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 Greek.