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.
Long Valley is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Long Valley is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Long Valley who work in sales jobs (12.86%), office and administrative support (12.77%), and teaching (9.86%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.64% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In addition, Long Valley is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Long Valley 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 town’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, Long Valley’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Long Valley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.94 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.
Even though Long Valley is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Long Valley are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.88% of adults in Long Valley have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Long Valley in 2018 was $47,535, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $190,140 for a family of four. However, Long Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Long Valley is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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. Long Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.31% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Long Valley include German, Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Long Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.