Willingboro, NJ
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Willingboro is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 31,270 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Willingboro is the 53rd largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Willingboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Willingboro is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Willingboro who work in office and administrative support (23.18%), sales jobs (7.76%), and healthcare (7.11%).

One downside of living in Willingboro, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.91 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Willingboro use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Willingboro‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The population of Willingboro 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 Willingboro, 22.69% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Willingboro in 2010 was $26,582, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,328 for a family of four. However, Willingboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Willingboro is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Willingboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Willingboro residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Willingboro include Jamaican, Irish, Italian, and English.

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