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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.38% 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.
Because of many things, Holmdel 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, Holmdel really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Holmdel 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.
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.
In Holmdel, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Holmdel is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Holmdel, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Holmdel is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 64.61% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
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.