Pompton Lakes, NJ
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Pompton Lakes is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,202 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pompton Lakes is the 186th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Pompton Lakes 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.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pompton Lakes is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pompton Lakes is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pompton Lakes who work in office and administrative support (13.71%), sales jobs (11.04%), and food service (9.19%).

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

Because of many things, Pompton Lakes is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Pompton Lakes a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Pompton Lakes has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Pompton Lakes’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Despite being a small borough, Pompton Lakes has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Pompton Lakes is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.67% of adults in Pompton Lakes have a college degree.

The per capita income in Pompton Lakes in 2010 was $36,231, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,924 for a family of four. However, Pompton Lakes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Pompton Lakes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pompton Lakes residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Pompton Lakes also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.58% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pompton Lakes include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Pompton Lakes has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.61%).

The most common language spoken in Pompton Lakes is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.

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