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%).
A relatively large number of people in Lavallette telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.23% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the borough’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
In addition, Lavallette is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Lavallette 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.
Despite being a small borough, Lavallette has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Lavallette ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lavallette, 43.43% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
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.