Ho-Ho-Kus is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 4,171 people and just one neighborhood, Ho-Ho-Kus is the 355th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Ho-Ho-Kus home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Ho-Ho-Kus real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Ho-Ho-Kus is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ho-Ho-Kus is a borough of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ho-Ho-Kus who work in management occupations (25.27%), sales jobs (16.79%) and business and financial occupations (10.91%).
Also of interest is that Ho-Ho-Kus has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.30% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Ho-Ho-Kus 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, Ho-Ho-Kus is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Ho-Ho-Kus 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, Ho-Ho-Kus has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Ho-Ho-Kus’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Ho-Ho-Kus, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.19 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Ho-Ho-Kus 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.