Long Valley, NJ
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Long Valley is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,913 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Long Valley is the 436th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Long Valley 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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Long Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Long Valley is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Long Valley who work in management occupations (17.72%), sales jobs (12.00%), and office and administrative support (11.07%).

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

In addition, Long Valley 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.

Because of many things, Long Valley 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, Long Valley really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Long Valley 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 Long Valley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.23 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Long Valley are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.75% of adults in Long Valley have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Long Valley in 2010 was $43,292, 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 $173,168 for a family of four.

The people who call Long Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Long Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Long Valley include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Long Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.