Lavallette is a very small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,832 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lavallette is the 437th largest community in New Jersey.
Lavallette home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Lavallette real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Lavallette is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 87.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lavallette is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lavallette who work in management occupations (19.62%), office and administrative support (10.20%), and sales jobs (9.58%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.23% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another notable thing is that Lavallette is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the borough experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller borough.
In addition, Lavallette is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
One of the nice things about Lavallette 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.
Even though Lavallette is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Lavallette is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.43% of adults in Lavallette have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Lavallette in 2010 was $45,051, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $180,204 for a family of four. However, Lavallette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Lavallette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lavallette residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Lavallette include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lavallette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Portuguese.