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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.86% 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.

Basking Ridge is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

One downside of living in Basking Ridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.24 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Basking Ridge is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Basking Ridge area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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.

In addition, Basking Ridge has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.96%).

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