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Monroe Township, NJ
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Monroe Township profile

Living in Monroe Township

Monroe Township is a medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 48,420 people and ten associated neighborhoods, Monroe Township is the 32nd 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.

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: 21.49% 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.

Monroe Township 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 township’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, 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.73 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.

For the size of the township, public transportation in Monroe Township is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Monroe Township, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Monroe Township. 51.88% 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 Monroe Township in 2018 was $65,388, 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 $261,552 for a family of four.

Monroe Township is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. 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: 23.01%.

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