Phillipsburg is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,515 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Phillipsburg is the 132nd largest community in New Jersey. Phillipsburg has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Phillipsburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.60%), sales jobs (11.17%), and maintenance occupations (7.57%).
The percentage of adults in Phillipsburg with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.58% of adults in Phillipsburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Phillipsburg in 2010 was $23,986, 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 $95,944 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 12.39% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Phillipsburg include Italian, Irish, English, and Hungarian.
The most common language spoken in Phillipsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.