Closter is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,592 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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.
One downside of living in Closter is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Closter, the average commute to work is 32.93 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Closter. 59.82% 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 $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 Italian, Irish, German, Russian, Israeli and Polish.
Closter also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 36.73%.
The languages spoken by people in Closter are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Closter is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean, Hebrew, Chinese and Other Indo-European.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,697|
|CLOSTER HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||82.87%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||17.13%|
|TYPE OF CLOSTER HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||86.06%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.83%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||6.18%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||2.28%|
|SIZE OF CLOSTER HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||14.96%|
|AGE OF CLOSTER HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||7.70%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||20.77%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||50.72%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||20.81%|
|CLOSTER REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$723,293|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,245|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||0.49%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||0.36%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||0.22%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||3.73%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||10.07%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||18.19%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||32.79%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||24.36%|
|PEOPLE OF CLOSTER||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.93%|
|5 TO 17||21.73%|
|18 TO 24||5.25%|
|25 TO 34||7.27%|
|35 TO 54||32.67%|
|55 TO 64||14.86%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.30%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.79%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$119,725|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$46,781|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.88%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (12.77%)
Information Technology (5.50%)
Real estate (3.54%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||4.32%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.19%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.33%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.42%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||6.51%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (15.33%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (54.67%)
Other Indo-European (2.06%)
Indic languages (1.30%)
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