Closter is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,662 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Closter is the 236th largest community in New Jersey.
Closter home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Closter real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Closter is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Closter is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Closter who work in management occupations (19.30%), sales jobs (16.41%), and office and administrative support (11.74%).
Also of interest is that Closter has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Closter is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Closter 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 borough’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, Closter’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Closter, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.93 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Closter is a smaller borough, 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Closter, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Closter is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.82% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Closter in 2010 was $46,781, 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 $187,124 for a family of four.
Closter is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Closter home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Closter residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Closter include Irish, German, Russian, and Israeli.
In addition, Closter has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.73%).
The most common language spoken in Closter is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Hebrew.