Berkeley Heights is a somewhat small township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 13,169 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Berkeley Heights is the 145th largest community in New Jersey.
Berkeley Heights home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Berkeley Heights real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Berkeley Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Berkeley Heights is also a township of artists. Berkeley Heights has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Berkeley Heights’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.14% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Berkeley Heights 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, Berkeley Heights really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Berkeley Heights 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.
In Berkeley Heights, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.29 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small township, Berkeley Heights has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Berkeley Heights is a pretty powerful place. 72.39% of the adults in Berkeley Heights 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 Berkeley Heights in 2018 was $80,734, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $322,936 for a family of four.
Berkeley Heights is a very ethnically-diverse township. The people who call Berkeley Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Berkeley Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Berkeley Heights include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Berkeley Heights's cultural character, accounting for 16.60% of the township’s population.
The most common language spoken in Berkeley Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.