Midland Park is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,305 people and just one neighborhood, Midland Park is the 266th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Midland Park 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Midland Park is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Midland Park is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Midland Park who work in management occupations (14.03%), office and administrative support (12.15%) and sales jobs (9.75%).
Of important note, Midland Park is also a borough of artists. Midland Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Midland Park’s character.
Also of interest is that Midland Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Midland Park 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.
Midland Park 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, Midland Park’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Even though Midland Park 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.