Leonia is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,139 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Leonia is the 223rd largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Leonia are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Leonia is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 89.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Leonia is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leonia who work in sales jobs (12.50%), management occupations (12.07%) and office and administrative support (11.11%).
Of important note, Leonia is also a borough of artists. Leonia has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Leonia’s character.
Also of interest is that Leonia has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Leonia telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.86% 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.
Leonia 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 borough’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, Leonia’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Leonia, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.10 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Leonia is a smaller borough, 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Leonia. 59.66% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Leonia in 2010 was $41,325, 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 $165,300 for a family of four. However, Leonia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Leonia is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Leonia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leonia residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Leonia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.52% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Leonia include Italian, Irish, German, English, Russian and Polish.
Leonia also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 46.93%.
The languages spoken by people in Leonia are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Leonia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean, Spanish, Chinese and Other Asian languages.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,362|
|LEONIA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||60.90%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||39.10%|
|TYPE OF LEONIA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||58.74%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.76%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||16.73%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||18.84%|
|SIZE OF LEONIA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||7.26%|
|AGE OF LEONIA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.46%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||14.23%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||44.43%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||37.89%|
|LEONIA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$508,438|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,764|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||1.46%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||0.39%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||2.29%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||8.24%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||13.12%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||30.72%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||32.81%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||8.53%|
|PEOPLE OF LEONIA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.18%|
|5 TO 17||18.17%|
|18 TO 24||7.02%|
|25 TO 34||7.34%|
|35 TO 54||30.91%|
|55 TO 64||16.56%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||15.82%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||94.27%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$78,882|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$41,325|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||10.94%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (12.63%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (9.04%)
Information Technology (4.90%)
Public Service (3.53%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.85%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.03%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.30%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||4.97%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||15.52%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (11.66%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (43.43%)
Other Asian languages (2.09%)
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