Lake Hopatcong is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 10,764 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lake Hopatcong is the 192nd largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Lake Hopatcong are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lake Hopatcong is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Hopatcong is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Hopatcong who work in management occupations (16.09%), sales jobs (12.56%), and office and administrative support (10.23%).
Also of interest is that Lake Hopatcong has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Lake Hopatcong, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.00 minutes every day commuting to work.
The population of Lake Hopatcong is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.23% of adults in Lake Hopatcong have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lake Hopatcong in 2010 was $39,908, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,632 for a family of four.
Lake Hopatcong is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lake Hopatcong home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Hopatcong residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lake Hopatcong include Italian, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Lake Hopatcong is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.