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 9,822 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 91.84% 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 (18.49%), sales jobs (14.84%), and healthcare (12.70%).

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: 10.49% 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.

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.

In Colts Neck, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.50 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Colts Neck. 63.60% 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 Colts Neck in 2018 was $77,055, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $308,220 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, German, Irish, English, and Polish.

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