High Bridge is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 3,588 people and just one neighborhood, High Bridge is the 370th largest community in New Jersey.
Occupations and Workforce
High Bridge is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, High Bridge is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in High Bridge who work in management occupations (17.19%), office and administrative support (11.85%) and sales jobs (9.89%).
Also of interest is that High Bridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, High Bridge is also a borough of artists. High Bridge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape High Bridge’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.50% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, High Bridge 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, High Bridge is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making High Bridge 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, High Bridge has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, High Bridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in High Bridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.00 minutes every day commuting to work.