Denville, NJ
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Denville is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 19,770 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Denville is the 97th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Denville 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.

Denville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Denville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Denville who work in management occupations (15.04%), office and administrative support (11.95%), and sales jobs (10.92%).

Also of interest is that Denville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Denville 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.

Overall, Denville’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Even though Denville is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Denville. 50.52% 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 Denville in 2010 was $50,975, 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 $203,900 for a family of four.

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

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