Voorhees, NJ
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Voorhees is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 29,480 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Voorhees is the 61st largest community in New Jersey.

Voorhees is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Voorhees is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Voorhees who work in sales jobs (15.39%), office and administrative support (13.90%), and management occupations (10.82%).

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

In Voorhees, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.27 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Voorhees is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Voorhees area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Voorhees ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Voorhees, 47.75% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Voorhees in 2010 was $41,504, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,016 for a family of four. However, Voorhees contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Voorhees is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Voorhees home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Voorhees residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Voorhees include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

Voorhees also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.98%.

The most common language spoken in Voorhees is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Korean.