Totowa, NJ


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Living in Totowa

Totowa is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 10,973 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Totowa is the 190th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Totowa 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.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Totowa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Totowa is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Totowa who work in office and administrative support (16.77%), sales jobs (14.57%), and teaching (11.62%).

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

The population of Totowa is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.13% of adults in Totowa have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Totowa in 2010 was $33,969, 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 $135,876 for a family of four. However, Totowa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Totowa is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Totowa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Totowa residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Totowa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.67% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Totowa include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Totowa has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.39%).

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