Wanaque, NJ
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Wanaque is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,848 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wanaque is the 185th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Wanaque 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.

Wanaque is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wanaque is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wanaque who work in office and administrative support (17.05%), management occupations (11.37%), and sales jobs (10.98%).

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

Because of many things, Wanaque is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wanaque a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wanaque has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wanaque’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Wanaque is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wanaque, the average commute to work is 31.51 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Wanaque citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.87% of adults in Wanaque have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wanaque in 2010 was $37,581, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,324 for a family of four.

The people who call Wanaque home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wanaque residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Wanaque also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.30% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wanaque include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

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

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