Cranbury, NJ
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Cranbury is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,223 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cranbury is the 421st largest community in New Jersey. Cranbury has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

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

Cranbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cranbury is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cranbury who work in management occupations (14.87%), healthcare (10.79%), and computer science and math (10.11%).

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

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Cranbury has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

In addition, Cranbury is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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

In Cranbury, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.85 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 Cranbury, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Cranbury is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Cranbury is a pretty powerful place. 65.50% of the adults in Cranbury have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Cranbury in 2010 was $77,201, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $308,804 for a family of four.

Cranbury is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Cranbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cranbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cranbury include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Cranbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.