Lanoka Harbor, NJ
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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 12,678 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lanoka Harbor is the 161st largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some towns, Lanoka Harbor isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lanoka Harbor are a mix 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 (12.14%), sales jobs (11.13%), and teaching (10.29%).

Lanoka Harbor is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Lanoka Harbor’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Even though Lanoka Harbor 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.

The overall education level of Lanoka Harbor citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.03% of adults in Lanoka Harbor have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lanoka Harbor in 2010 was $36,383, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,532 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lanoka Harbor include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Lanoka Harbor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.



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