Elmer, NJ

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Living in Elmer

Elmer is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,308 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Elmer is the 458th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Elmer was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs, Elmer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elmer are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elmer is a borough of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmer who work in office and administrative support (12.03%), management occupations (7.97%), and food service (7.84%).

Also of interest is that Elmer has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Elmer is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Elmer’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Being a small borough, Elmer does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Elmer is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.24% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elmer in 2018 was $32,335, 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 $129,340 for a family of four. However, Elmer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Elmer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.