Belle Mead is a tiny town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 221 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Belle Mead is the 495th largest community in New Jersey. Belle Mead has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Belle Mead home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Belle Mead real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Belle Mead is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Belle Mead is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Mead who work in management occupations (21.09%), healthcare (17.69%), and business and financial occupations (15.65%).
A relatively large number of people in Belle Mead telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.29% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Belle Mead 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 town’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, Belle Mead’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Belle Mead is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Belle Mead, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 100.00% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Belle Mead is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Belle Mead are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.69% of adults in Belle Mead have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belle Mead in 2018 was $56,847, 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 $227,388 for a family of four.
The people who call Belle Mead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belle Mead residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Belle Mead include Polish, Irish, Italian, Dutch, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Belle Mead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.