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 construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Mead who work in office and administrative support (17.05%), healthcare (17.05%), and management occupations (16.28%).
Because of many things, Belle Mead is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Belle Mead really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Belle Mead perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.
Being a small town, Belle Mead does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Belle Mead are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.30% of adults in Belle Mead having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Belle Mead in 2010 was $35,733, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,932 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 Irish, Polish, German, English, and Swiss.
The most common language spoken in Belle Mead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Thai.