Cedar Grove, NJ
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Cedar Grove profile

Living in Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove is a somewhat small township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 12,980 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cedar Grove is the 147th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Cedar Grove 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.

Cedar Grove is a decidedly white-collar township, with fully 94.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cedar Grove is a township of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cedar Grove who work in management occupations (15.55%), sales jobs (13.52%), and teaching (12.62%).

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

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Cedar Grove 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 township’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, Cedar Grove’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Cedar Grove is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cedar Grove, the average commute to work is 31.80 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the township, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Cedar Grove is a smaller township, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus 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 Cedar Grove. 54.05% 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 Cedar Grove in 2018 was $59,687, 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 $238,748 for a family of four.

Cedar Grove is a somewhat ethnically-diverse township. The people who call Cedar Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cedar Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cedar Grove include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Cedar Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.