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 11,196 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Beachwood is the 187th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs, Beachwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Beachwood are a mix of both white- and blue-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%).

Because of many things, Beachwood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Beachwood a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Beachwood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Beachwood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Beachwood 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.

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 education level of Beachwood citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.20% of adults in Beachwood 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.