Martinsville is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 12,147 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Martinsville is the 157th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Martinsville 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.
Also of interest is that Martinsville 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: 16.44% 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.
Martinsville 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, Martinsville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Martinsville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.87 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.
Despite being a small town, Martinsville has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Martinsville is a pretty powerful place. 69.67% of the adults in Martinsville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Martinsville in 2018 was $75,749, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $302,996 for a family of four.
Martinsville is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Martinsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Martinsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Martinsville include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Martinsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.