Colts Neck, NJ
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Colts Neck is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 10,039 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Colts Neck is the 204th largest community in New Jersey.

Colts Neck home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Colts Neck real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Colts Neck is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Colts Neck is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colts Neck who work in management occupations (19.75%), sales jobs (17.42%), and office and administrative support (10.43%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Colts Neck telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.01% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

The overall crime rate in Colts Neck is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Colts Neck has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Colts Neck has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Colts Neck than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Colts Neck may be for you.

In Colts Neck, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.93 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.

Even though Colts Neck is a smaller town, 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 Colts Neck, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Colts Neck is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.35% 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 Colts Neck in 2010 was $67,635, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $270,540 for a family of four.

The people who call Colts Neck home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Colts Neck residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Colts Neck include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Colts Neck is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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