Wallington is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,716 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wallington is the 181st largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Wallington 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.
Wallington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wallington is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Wallington who work in office and administrative support (15.38%), management occupations (7.94%), and sales jobs (7.26%).
Also of interest is that Wallington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Even though Wallington is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The population of Wallington overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Wallington, 24.92% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Wallington in 2010 was $28,746, 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 $114,984 for a family of four. However, Wallington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Wallington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Wallington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wallington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Wallington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.07% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wallington include Italian, Irish, German, and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Wallington's cultural character, accounting for 47.28% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in Wallington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.