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 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 92.01% 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 (18.33%), healthcare (11.47%), and sales jobs (10.69%).

Of important note, Cranbury is also a town of artists. Cranbury has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cranbury’s character.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.56% 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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cranbury, the average commute to work is 34.71 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Cranbury, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Cranbury is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Cranbury, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Cranbury is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 65.15% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Cranbury in 2010 was $60,745, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $242,980 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, German, English, and Polish.

In addition, Cranbury has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.92%).

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