Lyndhurst, NJ

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Living in Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 22,917 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lyndhurst is the 94th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Lyndhurst are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lyndhurst is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lyndhurst is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lyndhurst who work in office and administrative support (11.82%), management occupations (11.76%), and sales jobs (11.30%).

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

One downside of living in Lyndhurst, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.15 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, 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 Lyndhurst use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Lyndhurst‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Lyndhurst are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.94% of adults in Lyndhurst have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lyndhurst in 2018 was $39,820, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,280 for a family of four. However, Lyndhurst contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lyndhurst is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lyndhurst home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lyndhurst residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lyndhurst also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.15% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lyndhurst include Italian, Irish, Polish, German, and English.

In addition, Lyndhurst has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.41%).

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