Roselle Park, NJ
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Roselle Park is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 13,670 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Roselle Park is the 148th largest community in New Jersey.

Roselle Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Roselle Park is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Roselle Park who work in office and administrative support (18.40%), sales jobs (10.08%), and management occupations (9.42%).

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

In Roselle Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.88 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the borough is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

In Roselle Park, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Roselle Park is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The overall education level of Roselle Park is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.21% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Roselle Park in 2010 was $30,834, 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 $123,336 for a family of four. However, Roselle Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Roselle Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Roselle Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Roselle Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Roselle Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.29% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roselle Park include Irish, German, Polish, and Portuguese.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Roselle Park's cultural character, accounting for 28.24% of the borough’s population.

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

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