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.

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 (15.69%), sales jobs (10.23%), and teaching (7.78%).

Also of interest is that Beachwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

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, 22.16% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Beachwood in 2010 was $31,097, 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 $124,388 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 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.