Belle Mead, NJ
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Living in Belle Mead

Belle Mead is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,569 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Belle Mead is the 298th largest community in New Jersey.

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.

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 28.72% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

In addition, Belle Mead is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Belle Mead is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Belle Mead 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, Belle Mead has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.

One downside of living in Belle Mead is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Belle Mead, the average commute to work is 37.76 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Belle Mead, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Belle Mead is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 68.93% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Belle Mead in 2018 was $59,702, 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 $238,808 for a family of four.

Belle Mead is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Belle Mead include Italian, German, Dutch, Irish, and Polish.

Belle Mead also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 40.89%.

The most common language spoken in Belle Mead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Polish.

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