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 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 (12.14%), sales jobs (11.13%), and teaching (10.29%).
Because of many things, Lanoka Harbor 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, Lanoka Harbor really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lanoka Harbor 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.
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.
One of the nice things about Lanoka Harbor is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Despite being a small town, Lanoka Harbor 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.
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.