Livingston, NJ
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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 93.14% 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 (18.40%), sales jobs (13.35%), and office and administrative support (9.33%).

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.

One downside of living in Livingston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.39 minutes every day commuting to work. However, 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Livingston is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Livingston area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Livingston, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Livingston is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 68.01% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Livingston in 2010 was $60,287, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $241,148 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 Irish, Russian, Polish, and German.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Livingston's cultural character, accounting for 22.74% of the town’s population.

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