Belmar, NJ
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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 5,712 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Belmar is the 298th largest community in New Jersey. Belmar has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belmar who work in sales jobs (11.79%), food service (11.54%), and teaching (10.58%).

One of the nice things about Belmar is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The education level of Belmar ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Belmar, 43.73% 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 2010 was $40,066, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $160,264 for a family of four. However, Belmar contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 18.68% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belmar include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

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