Phillipsburg, NJ

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Living in Phillipsburg

Phillipsburg is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,212 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Phillipsburg is the 132nd largest community in New Jersey. Phillipsburg has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Unlike some towns, Phillipsburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Phillipsburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Phillipsburg is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Phillipsburg who work in office and administrative support (12.05%), sales jobs (10.00%), and food service (8.77%).

In terms of college education, Phillipsburg is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.18% of adults 25 and older in Phillipsburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Phillipsburg in 2018 was $26,294, 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 $105,176 for a family of four. However, Phillipsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Phillipsburg is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Phillipsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Phillipsburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Phillipsburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.25% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Phillipsburg include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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