New Milford, NJ
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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.

Unlike some boroughs, New Milford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in New Milford are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (12.89%), sales jobs (12.36%), and healthcare (10.15%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.77 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.

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.

The population of New Milford is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.78% of adults in New Milford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Milford in 2010 was $36,321, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,284 for a family of four. However, New Milford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

New Milford is an extremely 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 15.24% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Milford include Irish, German, Polish, and Turkish.

In addition, New Milford has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (30.51%).

The most common language spoken in New Milford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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