Berkeley Heights is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 13,367 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Berkeley Heights is the 150th 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.
Berkeley Heights is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Berkeley Heights is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Berkeley Heights who work in management occupations (14.13%), business and financial occupations (13.74%), and office and administrative support (11.80%).
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.
In addition, Berkeley Heights is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Berkeley Heights is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Berkeley Heights a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Berkeley Heights has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Berkeley Heights’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Berkeley Heights is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Berkeley Heights, the average commute to work is 33.91 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Berkeley Heights is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Berkeley Heights, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Berkeley Heights is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 68.57% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Berkeley Heights in 2018 was $71,287, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $285,148 for a family of four.
Berkeley Heights is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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.
Berkeley Heights also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.77%.
The most common language spoken in Berkeley Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.