New Providence is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 12,469 people and two constituent neighborhoods, New Providence is the 164th largest community in New Jersey.
New Providence home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but New Providence real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
New Providence is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, New Providence is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Providence who work in management occupations (17.68%), business and financial occupations (11.60%), and office and administrative support (11.07%).
Also of interest is that New Providence has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, New Providence is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, New Providence 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 Providence really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is New Providence 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.
In New Providence, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though New Providence is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to New Providence, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. New Providence is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 65.20% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in New Providence in 2010 was $60,437, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $241,748 for a family of four.
New Providence is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call New Providence home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Providence residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in New Providence include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of New Providence's cultural character, accounting for 18.19% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in New Providence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.