Monroe Township, NJ
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Monroe Township is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 44,127 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 86.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Monroe Township is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe Township who work in management occupations (15.00%), sales jobs (14.17%), and office and administrative support (13.99%).

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: 7.72% 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.

The overall crime rate in Monroe Township is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

In Monroe Township, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.00 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Monroe Township use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Monroe Township‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Monroe Township is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.27% of adults in Monroe Township have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Monroe Township in 2010 was $45,410, 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 $181,640 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 Irish, Polish, German, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Monroe Township's cultural character, accounting for 19.09% of the town’s population.

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