Wenonah, NJ
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Wenonah is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,254 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wenonah is the 419th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Wenonah was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Wenonah is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 91.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wenonah is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wenonah who work in sales jobs (14.11%), management occupations (13.12%), and teaching (10.51%).

In addition, Wenonah is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Wenonah is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wenonah 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, Wenonah has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wenonah’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Wenonah is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wenonah, the average commute to work is 30.58 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Wenonah is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.80% of adults in Wenonah have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Wenonah in 2010 was $45,554, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $182,216 for a family of four.

The people who call Wenonah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wenonah residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wenonah include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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