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 2,200 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 93.06% 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.80% 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.

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 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, Cranbury really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cranbury 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 Cranbury, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.22 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. 73.00% 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Cranbury's cultural character, accounting for 16.47% of the town’s population.

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