Stratford, NJ
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Stratford is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,013 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Stratford is the 270th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stratford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stratford is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stratford who work in office and administrative support (16.02%), teaching (9.42%), and food service (9.30%).

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

Despite being a small borough, Stratford has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Stratford is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.40% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Stratford in 2010 was $29,860, 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 $119,440 for a family of four. However, Stratford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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