Beachwood, NJ
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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 11,214 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 (15.66%), sales jobs (9.66%), and teaching (7.87%).

Because of many things, Beachwood is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Beachwood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Beachwood perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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.

The citizens of Beachwood are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.10% of adults in Beachwood having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Beachwood in 2010 was $29,374, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,496 for a family of four. However, Beachwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Beachwood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Beachwood include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Beachwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.