Matawan is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,643 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Matawan is the 206th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Matawan 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 Matawan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Matawan telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.69% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Matawan 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 borough’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, Matawan’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Matawan, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.81 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.
Even though Matawan is a smaller borough, 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 Matawan are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.11% of adults in Matawan 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 Matawan in 2018 was $48,728, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $194,912 for a family of four.
Matawan is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Matawan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Matawan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Matawan include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Matawan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.