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 90.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Colts Neck is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colts Neck who work in management occupations (20.00%), sales jobs (17.89%), and office and administrative support (9.51%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.25% 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.

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.

In Colts Neck, 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 town, Colts Neck 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 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 56.73% 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 $73,308, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $293,232 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, Polish, and English.

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

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