Emerson is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,617 people and just one neighborhood, Emerson is the 261st largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Emerson 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Emerson is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 90.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Emerson is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Emerson who work in management occupations (16.42%), office and administrative support (14.59%) and sales jobs (11.50%).
Of important note, Emerson is also a borough of artists. Emerson has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Emerson’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Emerson 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.
Emerson 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 borough’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, Emerson’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Emerson, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.88 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.
Despite being a small borough, Emerson has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.