Swedesboro, NJ
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Swedesboro is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,613 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Swedesboro is the 405th largest community in New Jersey. Swedesboro has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Swedesboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Swedesboro is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Swedesboro who work in office and administrative support (9.24%), sales jobs (8.85%), and healthcare (7.94%).

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

Swedesboro is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Swedesboro who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.03% of adults in Swedesboro have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Swedesboro in 2010 was $28,527, 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 $114,108 for a family of four. However, Swedesboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Swedesboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Swedesboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Swedesboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Swedesboro also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.05% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Swedesboro include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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