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 27,010 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 95.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Basking Ridge is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Basking Ridge who work in management occupations (22.66%), sales jobs (12.96%), and business and financial occupations (11.12%).

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 8.90% 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.

Overall, Basking Ridge’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

One downside of living in Basking Ridge is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Basking Ridge, the average commute to work is 32.15 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Basking Ridge is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Basking Ridge, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Basking Ridge. 73.06% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Basking Ridge in 2010 was $67,854, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $271,416 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, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Basking Ridge's cultural character, accounting for 18.62% of the town’s population.

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