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Fords, a small city in New Jersey, has a population of slightly less than 16,000. Families with young children can expect to fit right in, as kids under 5 make up an above-average 8% of the community, while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 39, skew younger than most cities in New Jersey. Renters tend to be in the minority in Fords, and 75% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $1,322 per month is roughly on par with the state average.
Fords residents have an average commute of about 32 minutes. Many residents (45%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation is used by only 5% of the population. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Fords, the most common four of which are retail, healthcare, warehousing, and scientific. Together, these industries account for 27% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of almost $98,000, Fords workers bring in around $12,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (13%), Fords has a relatively high concentration of college graduates, as 17% of the city's residents over the age of 25 possess a BA, BS, or BFA. In addition, 25% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
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