New Milford is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 16,801 people and three constituent neighborhoods, New Milford is the 118th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in New Milford 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.
New Milford is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, New Milford is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Milford who work in office and administrative support (12.55%), sales jobs (11.39%), and teaching (9.20%).
Also of interest is that New Milford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, New Milford 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, New Milford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is New Milford 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 New Milford is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In New Milford, the average commute to work is 31.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though New Milford is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
New Milford is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.99% of adults in New Milford 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 New Milford in 2010 was $36,703, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,812 for a family of four. However, New Milford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
New Milford is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call New Milford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Milford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. New Milford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.68% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Milford include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
New Milford also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.77%.
The most common language spoken in New Milford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.