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Colts Neck, NJ
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Living in Colts Neck

Colts Neck is a somewhat small township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,937 people and three associated neighborhoods, Colts Neck is the 201st 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.

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 23.07% 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Colts Neck 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 township’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Colts Neck has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Colts Neck’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Colts Neck, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.71 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.

In Colts Neck, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Colts Neck is a relatively small township. Those that ride the train 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 65.99% 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 2018 was $90,780, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $363,120 for a family of four.

Colts Neck is a somewhat ethnically-diverse township. 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 Chinese.