Belmar, NJ

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Living in Belmar

Belmar is a somewhat small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,907 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Belmar is the 286th largest community in New Jersey.

Belmar home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Belmar real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Belmar is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Belmar is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belmar who work in sales jobs (13.71%), management occupations (10.65%), and food service (10.37%).

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

Belmar is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Belmar is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Belmar, the average commute to work is 30.52 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Belmar, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Belmar is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Belmar ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Belmar, 47.27% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Belmar in 2018 was $51,165, 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 $204,660 for a family of four. However, Belmar contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Belmar is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Belmar home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belmar residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Belmar also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.55% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belmar include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Belmar is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.