Colts Neck, NJ

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Living in Colts Neck

Colts Neck is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,968 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 93.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Colts Neck is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colts Neck who work in management occupations (20.36%), sales jobs (16.11%), and office and administrative support (10.11%).

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 10.37% 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.

Because of many things, Colts Neck is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Colts Neck really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Colts Neck perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Colts Neck, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.35 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.

In Colts Neck, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Colts Neck is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town 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 59.83% 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 $71,809, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $287,236 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 Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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

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