Livingston, NJ
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Livingston is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 30,051 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Livingston is the 59th largest community in New Jersey.

Livingston home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Livingston real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Livingston is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Livingston is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Livingston who work in management occupations (17.70%), sales jobs (11.63%), and office and administrative support (11.24%).

Also of interest is that Livingston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Livingston is also a town of artists. Livingston has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Livingston’s character.

In addition, Livingston 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.

Because of many things, Livingston is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Livingston really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Livingston perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Livingston, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.54 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Livingston use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Livingston‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Livingston. 68.97% 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 Livingston in 2010 was $68,599, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $274,396 for a family of four.

Livingston is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Livingston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Livingston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Livingston include Italian, Russian, Polish, Irish, and German.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Livingston's cultural character, accounting for 23.83% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Livingston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.