Cranbury, NJ
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Living in Cranbury


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. Much of the housing stock in Cranbury was built prior to World War II, 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 93.06% 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 (16.28%), computer science and math (11.18%), and healthcare (10.60%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.80% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

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.

Cranbury is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Cranbury’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Cranbury, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.22 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 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Cranbury. 73.00% 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 Cranbury in 2018 was $87,568, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $350,272 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.

Cranbury also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.47%.

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