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 (18.76%), management occupations (11.70%), and sales jobs (9.15%).
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 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, Wanaque really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wanaque 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.
In Wanaque, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.99 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Wanaque is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.57% of adults in Wanaque have a college degree.
The per capita income in Wanaque in 2010 was $37,126, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,504 for a family of four.
Wanaque is a very ethnically-diverse borough. 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 13.95% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wanaque include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.
Wanaque also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.16%.
The most common language spoken in Wanaque is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.