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 93.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Monmouth Junction is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monmouth Junction who work in computer science and math (14.12%), sales jobs (13.92%), and management occupations (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", 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.
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.
One downside of living in Monmouth Junction, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.21 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.
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.
If knowledge is power, Monmouth Junction is a pretty powerful place. 59.65% of the adults in Monmouth Junction have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Monmouth Junction in 2010 was $39,484, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,936 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 White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Monmouth Junction include Irish, German, English, and Brazilian.
Monmouth Junction also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.38%.
The most common language spoken in Monmouth Junction is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Hindi.