Piscataway, NJ
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Piscataway is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 58,069 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Piscataway is the 18th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Piscataway are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Piscataway is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Piscataway is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Piscataway who work in office and administrative support (12.67%), management occupations (11.23%), and computer science and math (10.11%).

Also of interest is that Piscataway has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Piscataway, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Piscataway provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

One downside of living in Piscataway is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Piscataway, the average commute to work is 31.54 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Piscataway use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Piscataway‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Piscataway, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Piscataway is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.52% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Piscataway in 2010 was $31,186, 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 $124,744 for a family of four. However, Piscataway contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Piscataway is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Piscataway home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Piscataway residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Piscataway also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.51% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Piscataway include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Piscataway's cultural character, accounting for 31.99% of the town’s population.

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