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Cranford, NJ
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Cranford profile

Living in Cranford

Cranford is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,032 people and five associated neighborhoods, Cranford is the 423rd largest community in New Jersey. Cranford has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Housing costs in Cranford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 20.76% 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.

For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Cranford. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Cranford.

One downside of living in Cranford is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cranford, the average commute to work is 35.51 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.

Despite being a small town, Cranford has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get 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 Cranford. 56.27% 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 Cranford in 2018 was $68,448, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $273,792 for a family of four.

Cranford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Cranford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cranford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cranford include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and Greek.

The most common language spoken in Cranford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.