Holmdel, NJ
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Holmdel is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 16,605 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Holmdel is the 115th largest community in New Jersey.

Holmdel home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Holmdel real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Holmdel is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Holmdel is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Holmdel who work in management occupations (16.88%), sales jobs (12.99%), and business and financial occupations (10.66%).

Also of interest is that Holmdel 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 Holmdel telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.38% 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.

Because of many things, Holmdel is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Holmdel 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Holmdel has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Holmdel’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Holmdel, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.77 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Holmdel is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Holmdel is a pretty powerful place. 64.61% of the adults in Holmdel 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 Holmdel in 2010 was $67,697, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $270,788 for a family of four.

Holmdel is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Holmdel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Holmdel residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Holmdel include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Holmdel's cultural character, accounting for 22.04% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Holmdel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.



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