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Old 04-05-2017, 12:53 PM
 
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Woodbridge definitely comes to mind. Solidly middle class and very diverse.
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Summit, NJ
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This probably isn't the "best" answer, but the southeastern quadrant of Summit is 31% Hispanic and 8% black. Specifically, those percentages are for Union County Census Tract 380, according to the census mapping tool:

Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census - NYTimes.com

I live in this part of Summit, on a lower middle-class street. My neighbors on either side are black. My building is all white except one Asian. Just as safe as the rest of Summit, in case there was any doubt. And the highway access is better!
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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What is middle class?
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:34 AM
 
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Since when Elizabeth isn't the ghetto?

Someone listed Burlington City as middle class...no!
It is a white and black working class city.
I wouldn't say all of Elizabeth is ghetto. The part near Jefferson Park and Elizabethport yeah. but a lot of it is working class. You also have places like Elmora and Westminster.
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Old 04-06-2017, 08:10 AM
 
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I think you might be surprised at this, but even with Bernardsville's upper-class reputation we have many middle class homes and a large Hispanic section. Many towns are like this, it's just not well-advertised. We have a Latin Grocery, DELICIOUS lunch at Mino's Cafe, and Plaza Tikal, a new dinner restaurant people are raving about locally.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:51 PM
 
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Middle/Working towns with a good-sized Black population:
Montclair, Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Teaneck, Hackensack, Roselle and Bloomfield

Middle/Working class towns with a sizable Hispanic population:
Clifton, Haledon, Garfield, Elmwood Park, Lodi, Ridgefield Park, Hackensack, and Bergenfield
What do you consider to be middle class in New Jersey? I'm interested in Montclair but 3 bedrooms are 2 grand and up. You can't afford that on a 50k salary.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:44 PM
 
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What do you consider to be middle class in New Jersey? I'm interested in Montclair but 3 bedrooms are 2 grand and up. You can't afford that on a 50k salary.
There are areas of Montclair that aren't considered desirable and are therefore not expensive, by Jersey standards anyway.

What do I consider middle class (not including lower or upper middle) in New Jersey? A household that makes between 75K-150K
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:08 PM
 
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When I think Hispanic middle class, I think Belleville and Clifton. Maybe even some upper class.

Black middle class I think Plainfield, and Somerset.

Basically, some people (that I know well ) think that any neighborhood that is a largely black neighborhood is a 'bad/ghetto' neighborhood. There's big differences.
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:41 PM
 
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There are areas of Montclair that aren't considered desirable and are therefore not expensive, by Jersey standards anyway.

What do I consider middle class (not including lower or upper middle) in New Jersey? A household that makes between 75K-150K
So 75 k is enough to live comfortably in Essex county? meaning paying bills and having money left over.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:08 PM
 
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So 75 k is enough to live comfortably in Essex county? meaning paying bills and having money left over.
75 for a single person, buck-fiddy for a family, would let you do that in most areas. That money likely won't get you into Millburn, but a lot of other decent Essex County 'burbs (say Verona, Cedar Grove, less fancy sections of South Orange/Maplewood) could be in the realm of possibility. You wouldn't be living lavishly, but you could do OK with a responsible financial plan.
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