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 1,807 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 88.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lavallette is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lavallette who work in management occupations (16.98%), office and administrative support (13.12%), and teaching (12.13%).
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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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.
The education level of Lavallette citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.66% of adults in Lavallette have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lavallette in 2010 was $42,916, 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 $171,664 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, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Lavallette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.