Riverside, NJ
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Riverside is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 29,305 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Riverside is the 60th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some towns, Riverside isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Riverside are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Riverside is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverside who work in office and administrative support (16.04%), sales jobs (10.48%), and management occupations (9.29%).

The education level of Riverside citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.74% of adults in Riverside have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Riverside in 2010 was $33,368, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,472 for a family of four. However, Riverside contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Riverside is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Riverside home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Riverside residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Riverside include German, Italian, Polish, and English.

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