Blairstown is a tiny town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 504 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Blairstown is the 488th largest community in New Jersey. Blairstown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Housing costs in Blairstown are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Blairstown is a military town: the armed forces employs 7.23% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Wholesale and Finance are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 24.77% and 19.27% of the civilian workforce respectively.
The overall crime rate in Blairstown is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
One downside of living in Blairstown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Blairstown, the average commute to work is 37.74 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Blairstown is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Blairstown isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 0.99% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small town, Blairstown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Blairstown ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 0.00% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Blairstown in 2010 was $20,430, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,720 for a family of four.
The people who call Blairstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blairstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Blairstown include Polish, Irish, German, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Blairstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.