Roselle, NJ
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Roselle is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 21,670 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Roselle is the 92nd largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs, Roselle isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Roselle are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Roselle is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Roselle who work in office and administrative support (15.36%), sales jobs (11.66%), and management occupations (6.88%).

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

One downside of living in Roselle is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Roselle, the average commute to work is 31.98 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

In terms of college education, Roselle is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.13% of adults 25 and older in Roselle have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Roselle in 2010 was $24,341, 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 $97,364 for a family of four. However, Roselle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Roselle is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Roselle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Roselle residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Roselle also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.45% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roselle include Irish, Italian, German, and Polish.

In addition, Roselle has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.24%).

The most common language spoken in Roselle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.