Waldwick, NJ
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Waldwick is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 10,095 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Waldwick is the 210th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Waldwick 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.

Waldwick is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 89.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waldwick is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waldwick who work in office and administrative support (16.02%), teaching (12.74%), and management occupations (11.39%).

Of important note, Waldwick is also a borough of artists. Waldwick has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Waldwick’s character.

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

Because of many things, Waldwick is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Waldwick really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Waldwick perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Even though Waldwick is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Waldwick. 50.09% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Waldwick in 2010 was $43,733, 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 $174,932 for a family of four.

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

Foreign born people are also an important part of Waldwick's cultural character, accounting for 15.66% of the borough’s population.

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

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