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 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.

Unlike some towns, Belle Mead isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Belle Mead are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belle Mead is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Mead who work in management occupations (19.44%), sales jobs (16.67%), and office and administrative support (13.89%).

Belle Mead is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Belle Mead enrolled in college, Belle Mead has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards 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.

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

If knowledge is power, Belle Mead is a pretty powerful place. 61.22% of the adults in Belle Mead have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Belle Mead in 2010 was $42,644, 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 $170,576 for a family of four.

Belle Mead is a very 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 Russian.

In addition, Belle Mead has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.82%).

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

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