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Alloway, NJ

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Overview


Alloway is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,296 people and just one neighborhood, Alloway is the largest community in New Jersey.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Alloway is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alloway is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Alloway who work in office and administrative support (18.18%), teaching (12.08%), and legal occupations (10.85%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.49% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Alloway is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Alloway a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Alloway has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Alloway’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Alloway has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Alloway a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Alloway is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Alloway, the average commute to work is 38.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Alloway is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The percentage of people in Alloway who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.77% of adults in Alloway have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Alloway in 2022 was $56,008, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $224,032 for a family of four.

The people who call Alloway home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alloway residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Alloway include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

Real Estate

The neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 98.6% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 97.0% of all neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 25.4% have Irish ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Alloway are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 51.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 21.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.5%), and 8.2% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Alloway, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (27.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (25.4%), and residents who report Italian roots (16.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (14.5%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (31.6% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (84.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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