Somerdale, NJ
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Somerdale is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,460 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Somerdale is the 312th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Somerdale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Somerdale is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerdale who work in office and administrative support (17.13%), sales jobs (8.71%), and maintenance occupations (7.68%).

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

In terms of college education, Somerdale is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.78% of adults 25 and older in Somerdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Somerdale in 2010 was $27,468, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,872 for a family of four. However, Somerdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Somerdale is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Somerdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Somerdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Somerdale include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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