Haddonfield, NJ
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Haddonfield is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,414 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Haddonfield is the 176th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Haddonfield was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Housing costs in Haddonfield 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.

Haddonfield is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 95.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Haddonfield is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Haddonfield who work in management occupations (16.61%), healthcare (11.85%), and teaching (11.48%).

Of important note, Haddonfield is also a borough of artists. Haddonfield has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Haddonfield’s character.

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.17% 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.

In addition, Haddonfield 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.

Because of many things, Haddonfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Haddonfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Haddonfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Haddonfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Despite being a small borough, Haddonfield has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Haddonfield is a pretty powerful place. 73.89% of the adults in Haddonfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Haddonfield in 2010 was $65,422, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $261,688 for a family of four.

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

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