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 86.77% 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 (15.99%), office and administrative support (12.72%), and sales jobs (10.53%).

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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Denville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

In Denville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.63 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 Denville, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Denville is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Denville ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Denville, 49.99% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Denville in 2010 was $50,018, 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 $200,072 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 Italian, German, Polish, and English.

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