Florham Park is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,594 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Florham Park is the 174th largest community in New Jersey.
Florham Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Florham Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Florham Park is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 93.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Florham Park is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Florham Park who work in management occupations (14.08%), business and financial occupations (13.34%), and teaching (12.10%).
Of important note, Florham Park is also a borough of artists. Florham Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Florham Park’s character.
Also of interest is that Florham Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Florham Park telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.06% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Florham Park is a college town. There are a lot of students in Florham Park attending college, and as a result Florham Park provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
For a small borough, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Florham Park. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Florham Park.
Because of many things, Florham Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Florham Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Florham Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Even though Florham Park is a smaller borough, 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Florham Park, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Florham Park is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.21% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Florham Park in 2010 was $59,940, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $239,760 for a family of four.
Florham Park is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Florham Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Florham Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Florham Park include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Florham Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.