Boonton, NJ
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Boonton is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,441 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Boonton is the 237th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Boonton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Housing costs in Boonton 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.

Boonton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Boonton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boonton who work in office and administrative support (16.28%), sales jobs (15.12%), and management occupations (8.60%).

Also of interest is that Boonton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Boonton is also a town of artists. Boonton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Boonton’s character.

Boonton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Boonton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Boonton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Boonton, 48.37% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Boonton in 2010 was $40,762, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,048 for a family of four.

Boonton is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Boonton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Boonton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Boonton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.54% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Boonton include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Boonton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.