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 44,905 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, Sayreville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sayreville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sayreville is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sayreville who work in office and administrative support (16.01%), sales jobs (11.34%), and management occupations (8.49%).
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Sayreville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.34 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.
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 31.53% of adults in Sayreville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Sayreville in 2010 was $34,193, 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 $136,772 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 11.76% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sayreville include Italian, Polish, German, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Sayreville's cultural character, accounting for 26.34% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in Sayreville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.