Monmouth Junction is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 3,003 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Monmouth Junction is the 393rd largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Monmouth Junction 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.
Monmouth Junction is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Monmouth Junction is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monmouth Junction who work in management occupations (17.61%), teaching (11.38%), and computer science and math (10.73%).
Also of interest is that Monmouth Junction has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Monmouth Junction 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.
Monmouth Junction 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, Monmouth Junction’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Monmouth Junction, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.62 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.
In Monmouth Junction, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Monmouth Junction is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Monmouth Junction. 69.90% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Monmouth Junction in 2010 was $45,993, 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 $183,972 for a family of four.
Monmouth Junction is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Monmouth Junction home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monmouth Junction residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Monmouth Junction include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Monmouth Junction is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.