Beachwood is a somewhat small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,196 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Beachwood is the 187th largest community in New Jersey.
Beachwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Beachwood is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Beachwood who work in office and administrative support (14.37%), sales jobs (10.51%), and teaching (8.66%).
Beachwood 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 borough’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, Beachwood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Beachwood 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.
Even though Beachwood is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The population of Beachwood overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Beachwood, 21.20% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Beachwood in 2010 was $28,774, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,096 for a family of four. However, Beachwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Beachwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beachwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Beachwood include Italian, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Beachwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.