Beach Haven is a very small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,172 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Beach Haven is the 466th largest community in New Jersey.
Beach Haven home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Beach Haven real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Beach Haven is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 87.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Beach Haven is a borough of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Beach Haven who work in sales jobs (18.58%), management occupations (16.67%), and food service (8.74%).
Also of interest is that Beach Haven has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another notable thing is that Beach Haven is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the borough’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
In addition, Beach Haven is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
One of the nice things about Beach Haven is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Being a small borough, Beach Haven does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Beach Haven. 50.75% 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 Beach Haven in 2010 was $55,141, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $220,564 for a family of four. However, Beach Haven contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Beach Haven home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beach Haven residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Beach Haven include German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Beach Haven is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.