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 90.56% 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 (19.60%), sales jobs (10.88%) and office and administrative support (9.80%).
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: 8.67% 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.
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 32.27 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 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. 63.97% 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 $54,562, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,248 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, Polish and Hungarian.
In addition, Cranbury has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.13%).
The languages spoken by people in Cranbury are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Cranbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Hindi and Indic languages.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||758|
|CRANBURY HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||83.29%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||16.71%|
|TYPE OF CRANBURY HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||82.05%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.21%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.49%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||7.25%|
|SIZE OF CRANBURY HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||19.26%|
|AGE OF CRANBURY HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.95%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||42.33%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||26.04%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||25.68%|
|CRANBURY REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$696,516|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,242|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||0.00%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||1.06%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||3.04%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||2.89%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||5.78%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||10.03%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||49.24%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||23.86%|
|PEOPLE OF CRANBURY||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||2.26%|
|5 TO 17||24.93%|
|18 TO 24||6.01%|
|25 TO 34||3.15%|
|35 TO 54||31.40%|
|55 TO 64||18.15%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.10%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.94%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$145,781|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$54,562|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||0.36%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (18.44%)
Public Service (5.67%)
Information Technology (3.51%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||6.65%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.68%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.26%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.92%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (21.60%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (83.13%)
Indic languages (2.66%)
Other Asian languages (1.22%)
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