Monroe Township, NJ

Monroe Township profile

Living in Monroe Township

Monroe Township is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 45,021 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Monroe Township is the 45th largest community in New Jersey.

Monroe Township home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Monroe Township real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Monroe Township is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Monroe Township is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe Township who work in office and administrative support (14.14%), management occupations (13.10%), and sales jobs (11.76%).

Also of interest is that Monroe Township has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.51% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Monroe Township is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Monroe Township a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Monroe Township has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Monroe Township’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 Monroe Township is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Monroe Township, the average commute to work is 37.65 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Monroe Township is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Monroe Township area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Monroe Township are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.55% of adults in Monroe Township 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 Monroe Township in 2018 was $50,802, 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 $203,208 for a family of four.

Monroe Township is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Monroe Township home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monroe Township residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Monroe Township include Italian, Irish, Polish, German, and Russian.

Monroe Township also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.84%.

The most common language spoken in Monroe Township is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.