Medford Lakes is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 4,110 people and just one neighborhood, Medford Lakes is the 354th largest community in New Jersey.
Occupations and Workforce
Medford Lakes is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Medford Lakes is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Medford Lakes who work in office and administrative support (17.85%), management occupations (11.21%) and teaching (10.58%).
Of important note, Medford Lakes is also a borough of artists. Medford Lakes has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Medford Lakes’s character.
Also of interest is that Medford Lakes has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Medford Lakes 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.
Because of many things, Medford Lakes 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, Medford Lakes really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Medford Lakes 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.
One downside of living in Medford Lakes is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Medford Lakes, the average commute to work is 33.70 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Medford Lakes is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.