Closter, NJ
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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 92.88% 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 (20.24%), sales jobs (15.72%), and office and administrative support (9.33%).

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

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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Closter is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Closter a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Closter has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.

In Closter, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.55 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.

Despite being a small borough, Closter has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Closter. 60.16% 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 Closter in 2010 was $50,169, 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 $200,676 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, Israeli, and Russian.

In addition, Closter has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (35.52%).

The most common language spoken in Closter is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Hebrew.