Milltown, NJ
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Milltown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,049 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Milltown is the 273rd largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Milltown 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.

Milltown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Milltown is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milltown who work in office and administrative support (15.20%), management occupations (13.88%), and sales jobs (13.29%).

Milltown 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, Milltown’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 Milltown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.97 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.

Despite being a small borough, Milltown has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Milltown are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.70% of adults in Milltown 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 Milltown in 2010 was $42,080, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,320 for a family of four.

Milltown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Milltown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Milltown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Milltown include Irish, German, Polish, and Hungarian.

The most common language spoken in Milltown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.