Berkeley Heights, NJ
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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 92.72% 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 (18.70%), sales jobs (11.82%), and teaching (11.74%).

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 town 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.

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.

In Berkeley Heights, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.28 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.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Berkeley Heights. 61.60% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Berkeley Heights in 2010 was $60,661, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $242,644 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.

The most common language spoken in Berkeley Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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