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 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.

Because of many things, Haddonfield 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, Haddonfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Haddonfield 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.

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.