Berkeley Heights is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 13,549 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 93.01% 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 (17.80%), office and administrative support (10.95%), and teaching (10.37%).
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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Berkeley Heights’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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 34.48 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.
If knowledge is power, Berkeley Heights is a pretty powerful place. 62.06% 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 2010 was $59,914, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $239,656 for a family of four.
Berkeley Heights is a somewhat 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 Irish, German, English, and Polish.
In addition, Berkeley Heights has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.82%).
The most common language spoken in Berkeley Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.