Lanoka Harbor is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 12,626 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lanoka Harbor is the 161st largest community in New Jersey.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lanoka Harbor is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lanoka Harbor is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lanoka Harbor who work in office and administrative support (13.73%), sales jobs (11.01%), and teaching (9.76%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lanoka Harbor has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lanoka Harbor has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lanoka Harbor than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lanoka Harbor may be for you.
Lanoka Harbor is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
As is often the case in a small town, Lanoka Harbor doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Lanoka Harbor citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.72% of adults in Lanoka Harbor have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lanoka Harbor in 2010 was $35,676, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,704 for a family of four. However, Lanoka Harbor contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Lanoka Harbor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lanoka Harbor residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lanoka Harbor include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Lanoka Harbor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.