Basking Ridge, NJ
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Basking Ridge is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 27,085 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Basking Ridge is the 68th largest community in New Jersey.

Basking Ridge home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Basking Ridge real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Basking Ridge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.64% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Basking Ridge is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Basking Ridge who work in management occupations (22.37%), business and financial occupations (12.61%), and sales jobs (11.67%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Basking Ridge telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.86% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Because of many things, Basking Ridge is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Basking Ridge 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, Basking Ridge has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Basking Ridge’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Basking Ridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.24 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Basking Ridge use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Basking Ridge‘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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Basking Ridge, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Basking Ridge is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 74.99% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Basking Ridge in 2018 was $77,490, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $309,960 for a family of four.

Basking Ridge is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Basking Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Basking Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Basking Ridge include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

Basking Ridge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.96%.

The most common language spoken in Basking Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.