Kinnelon, NJ
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Kinnelon is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 10,392 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kinnelon is the 200th largest community in New Jersey.

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

Kinnelon is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kinnelon is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kinnelon who work in management occupations (14.29%), sales jobs (12.16%), and office and administrative support (11.79%).

Of important note, Kinnelon is also a borough of artists. Kinnelon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Kinnelon’s character.

Also of interest is that Kinnelon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Kinnelon 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, Kinnelon is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Kinnelon 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, Kinnelon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Kinnelon’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 Kinnelon is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kinnelon, the average commute to work is 33.65 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small borough, Kinnelon has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Kinnelon. 62.29% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Kinnelon in 2010 was $60,227, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,908 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Kinnelon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.