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. Much of the housing stock in Swedesboro was built prior to World War II, 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 (11.67%), sales jobs (11.45%), and management occupations (8.58%).

Being a small borough, Swedesboro does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Swedesboro is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.76% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Swedesboro in 2010 was $28,665, 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 $114,660 for a family of four. However, Swedesboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Swedesboro is a very 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 13.89% 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.

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