Oak Ridge, NJ
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Oak Ridge is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 10,705 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oak Ridge is the 194th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Oak Ridge 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 towns, Oak Ridge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Oak Ridge are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oak Ridge is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oak Ridge who work in office and administrative support (14.47%), management occupations (13.58%), and sales jobs (11.52%).

Also of interest is that Oak Ridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Overall, Oak Ridge’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Oak Ridge has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Oak Ridge a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Oak Ridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.15 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Oak Ridge are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.31% of adults in Oak Ridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oak Ridge in 2010 was $41,107, 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 $164,428 for a family of four.

The people who call Oak Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oak Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oak Ridge include German, Irish, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Oak Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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