Belford is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,755 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Belford is the 442nd largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Belford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Belford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Belford is a town of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belford who work in management occupations (27.51%), office and administrative support (13.95%) and business and financial occupations (7.82%).
Of important note, Belford is also a town of artists. Belford has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Belford’s character.
Because of many things, Belford is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Belford 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Belford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Belford’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One of the nice things about Belford 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.
In Belford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.94 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Belford is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly a ferryboat for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Belford citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.47% of adults in Belford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Belford in 2010 was $48,743, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $194,972 for a family of four. However, Belford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Belford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Belford include Irish, German, Italian, English, Polish and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Belford is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||459|
|BELFORD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||81.64%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||18.36%|
|TYPE OF BELFORD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||78.13%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||8.98%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||1.95%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||10.94%|
|SIZE OF BELFORD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.13%|
|AGE OF BELFORD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||32.62%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||22.66%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||33.79%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||10.94%|
|BELFORD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$375,081|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,848|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||0.00%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||0.00%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||4.38%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||20.36%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||45.62%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||25.00%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||4.64%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF BELFORD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||10.88%|
|5 TO 17||13.60%|
|18 TO 24||9.27%|
|25 TO 34||12.27%|
|35 TO 54||28.66%|
|55 TO 64||16.11%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||9.21%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.05%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$112,063|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$48,743|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||5.09%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Public Service (12.91%)
Real estate (6.00%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.95%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.23%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.70%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||4.25%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.93%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (37.24%)
French Canadian (2.23%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (93.35%)
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