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.

Sayreville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.00%), sales jobs (10.78%), and management occupations (9.71%).

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.

In Sayreville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.47 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the borough are by private automobile, Sayreville 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 Sayreville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Sayreville is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.43% of adults in Sayreville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sayreville in 2010 was $34,094, 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 $136,376 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 11.93% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sayreville include Italian, Polish, German, and English.

In addition, Sayreville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.52%).

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