Mount Arlington is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,211 people and just one neighborhood, Mount Arlington is the 317th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Mount Arlington 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Mount Arlington is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mount Arlington is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Arlington who work in office and administrative support (18.36%), management occupations (14.20%) and sales jobs (11.65%).
Also of interest is that Mount Arlington 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: 10.21% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Mount Arlington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mount Arlington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mount Arlington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Mount Arlington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.79 minutes every day commuting to work.