Washington is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,299 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Washington is the 255th largest community in New Jersey. Washington has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Washington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Washington is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in office and administrative support (13.38%), sales jobs (11.05%), and management occupations (8.53%).
Also of interest is that Washington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Washington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.92% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Washington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.20 minutes every day commuting to work.
The population of Washington 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 Washington, 22.22% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Washington in 2018 was $34,995, 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 $139,980 for a family of four. However, Washington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Washington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Washington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Washington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Washington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.55% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Washington include German, Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.