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 87.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Beach Haven is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beach Haven who work in sales jobs (19.02%), management occupations (13.59%), and office and administrative support (10.87%).
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 vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the borough experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller borough.
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.
Beach Haven is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Beach Haven is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Beach Haven, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Beach Haven is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.04% 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 Beach Haven in 2010 was $53,785, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,140 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, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Beach Haven is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.