Sayreville, NJ
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Sayreville is a medium-sized coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 44,920 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Sayreville is the 34th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Sayreville 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, Sayreville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sayreville is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sayreville who work in office and administrative support (15.11%), sales jobs (11.04%), and management occupations (9.17%).

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

Sayreville is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Sayreville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sayreville, the average commute to work is 33.26 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.

For the size of the borough, public transportation in Sayreville is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Sayreville, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Sayreville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.96% of adults in Sayreville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sayreville in 2010 was $34,685, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,740 for a family of four. However, Sayreville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sayreville is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Sayreville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sayreville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sayreville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.72% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sayreville include Italian, Polish, German, and English.

Sayreville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 27.11%.

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