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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Roselle is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (17.11%), sales jobs (11.32%), and management occupations (7.39%).
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.02 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the borough are by private automobile, Roselle is somewhat unusual for a borough of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Roselle area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Roselle citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.34% of adults 25 and older in Roselle have a college degree.
The per capita income in Roselle in 2010 was $23,215, 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 $92,860 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 29.50% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roselle include Irish, German, Polish, and Italian.
In addition, Roselle has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.62%).
The most common language spoken in Roselle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.