Livingston is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 29,849 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 93.76% 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 (18.36%), sales jobs (11.23%), and office and administrative support (10.35%).
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.
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.
In Livingston, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.92 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.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Livingston is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Livingston, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Livingston. 67.31% 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 $62,754, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $251,016 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 Russian, Polish, Irish, and German.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Livingston's cultural character, accounting for 22.88% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Livingston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.