Belle Mead, NJ
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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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Belle Mead is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Mead who work in healthcare (17.42%), sales jobs (15.15%), and management occupations (12.12%).

In addition, Belle Mead is a college town. There are a lot of students in Belle Mead attending college, and as a result Belle Mead provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

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 very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Belle Mead isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 1.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

As is often the case in a small town, Belle Mead doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Belle Mead citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.28% of adults in Belle Mead have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Belle Mead in 2010 was $37,376, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,504 for a family of four.

Belle Mead is a somewhat 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 White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Belle Mead include English, German, Polish, and Welsh.

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

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