Washington, NJ
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Washington is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 6,498 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Washington is the 279th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Washington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Washington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Washington is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington who work in sales jobs (14.99%), office and administrative support (14.46%), and teaching (5.86%).

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.

One downside of living in Washington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Washington, the average commute to work is 31.93 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Washington is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.82% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Washington in 2010 was $28,344, 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 $113,376 for a family of four. However, Washington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Washington is a very 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 Black or African-American. Washington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.81% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Washington include German, Irish, Polish, and English.

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

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