Cranbury is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,200 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cranbury is the 418th 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.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Cranbury telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 28.40% 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.
In addition, Cranbury is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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 35.07 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Cranbury. 73.03% 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 $82,406, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $329,624 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 Italian, Irish, German, English, and Hungarian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Cranbury's cultural character, accounting for 18.45% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Cranbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.