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All About

Living In Fords, NJ

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.

Cost of Living

Average Rent in Fords

Mar 20Feb 20Jan 20
Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
$1,350$1,775
1,775
1,775
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Education

Top Schools in Fords

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Campbell Elementary School

24 Durham Avenue
Grades 1-4 | Public
Apartments Near Campbell Elementary School
8/10
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Edgar Middle School

49 Brunswick Avenue
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near Edgar Middle School
8/10
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Menlo Park Elementary School

155 Monroe Avenue
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Menlo Park Elementary School
8/10
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Woodbrook Elementary School

15 Robin Road
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Woodbrook Elementary School
8/10
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James Madison Intermediate

838 New Dover Rd
Grades 3-5 | Public
Apartments Near James Madison Intermediate
7/10
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James Monroe Elementary School

7 Sharp Rd
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near James Monroe Elementary School
7/10
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Kennedy Park School 24

150 Goodrich Avenue
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Kennedy Park School 24
7/10
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Lincoln Elementary School

53 Brookville Road
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Lincoln Elementary School
7/10
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Mawbey Street School 1

275 Mawbey Street
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Mawbey Street School 1
7/10
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P.S. 006 Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan School

555 Page Avenue
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near P.S. 006 Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan School
7/10
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Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

2485 Woodbridge Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
6/10
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Emma L. Arleth Elementary School

3198 Washington Rd
Grades K-3 | Public
Apartments Near Emma L. Arleth Elementary School
6/10
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Indiana Avenue School 18

256 Indiana Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Indiana Avenue School 18
6/10
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Lynn Crest School 22

98 Ira Ave
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Lynn Crest School 22
6/10
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P.S. 001 Tottenville

58 Summit Street
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near P.S. 001 Tottenville
6/10
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South Amboy Elementary School

249 John St
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near South Amboy Elementary School
6/10
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Samuel E Shull Middle School

380 Hall Ave
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near Samuel E Shull Middle School
3/10
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William Mcginnis Middle School

271 State St
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near William Mcginnis Middle School
3/10
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Middlesex County Vocational School East Brunswick

1 Convery Blvd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Middlesex County Vocational School East Brunswick
10/10
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I.S. 034 Tottenville

528 Academy Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near I.S. 034 Tottenville
9/10
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Edgar Middle School

49 Brunswick Avenue
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near Edgar Middle School
8/10
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John Adams Middle School

1081 New Dover Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near John Adams Middle School
8/10
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Woodrow Wilson Middle School

50 Woodrow Wilson Dr
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Woodrow Wilson Middle School
8/10
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Herbert Hoover Middle School

174 Jackson Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Herbert Hoover Middle School
6/10
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Iselin Middle School

900 Panther Way
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Iselin Middle School
6/10
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South Amboy Elementary School

249 John St
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near South Amboy Elementary School
6/10
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Thomas Jefferson Middle School

450 Division St
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Thomas Jefferson Middle School
6/10
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Sayreville Middle School

800 Washington Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Sayreville Middle School
4/10
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Woodbridge Middle School

525 Barron Avenue
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Woodbridge Middle School
4/10
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Avenel Middle School

85 Woodbine Avenue
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Avenel Middle School
3/10
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Fords Middle School

100 Fanning Street
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Fords Middle School
3/10
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Samuel E Shull Middle School

380 Hall Ave
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near Samuel E Shull Middle School
3/10
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William Mcginnis Middle School

271 State St
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near William Mcginnis Middle School
3/10
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South Amboy High School

200 Governor Harold G Hoffman
Grades 7-12 | Public
Apartments Near South Amboy High School
2/10
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Middlesex County Academy For Science, Mathmatics And Engineering Technologies

100 Technology Dr
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Middlesex County Academy For Science, Mathmatics And Engineering Technologies
10/10
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Middlesex County Vocational School East Brunswick

1 Convery Blvd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Middlesex County Vocational School East Brunswick
10/10
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Metuchen High School

400 Grove Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Metuchen High School
8/10
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John P Stevens High School

855 Grove Avenue
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near John P Stevens High School
7/10
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Edison High School

50 Blvd. Of The Eagles
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Edison High School
5/10
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John F. Kennedy Memorial High School

200 Washington Avenue
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near John F. Kennedy Memorial High School
5/10
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Colonia High School

100 Delaware Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Colonia High School
4/10
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Sayreville War Memorial High School

820 Washington Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Sayreville War Memorial High School
4/10
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Middlesex County Vocational School Perth Amboy

457 High St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Middlesex County Vocational School Perth Amboy
3/10
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Woodbridge High School

1 Samuel Lupo Pl
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Woodbridge High School
3/10
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Perth Amboy High School

300 Eagle Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Perth Amboy High School
2/10
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South Amboy High School

200 Governor Harold G Hoffman
Grades 7-12 | Public
Apartments Near South Amboy High School
2/10
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