Little Silver is a somewhat small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,918 people and just one neighborhood, Little Silver is the 291st largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Little Silver home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Little Silver real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Little Silver is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 91.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Little Silver is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Little Silver who work in sales jobs (19.92%), management occupations (15.07%) and office and administrative support (13.93%).
Of important note, Little Silver is also a borough of artists. Little Silver has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Little Silver’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Little Silver telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.78% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Little Silver 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.
Little Silver 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, Little Silver’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Little Silver 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Little Silver, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.46 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small borough, Little Silver has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.