Oakhurst, NJ
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Oakhurst is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 3,982 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oakhurst is the 359th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Oakhurst 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.

Oakhurst is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oakhurst is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakhurst who work in sales jobs (14.90%), management occupations (13.52%), and office and administrative support (10.19%).

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

Because of many things, Oakhurst is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oakhurst a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oakhurst has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Oakhurst’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Oakhurst, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Oakhurst is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Oakhurst is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.49% of adults in Oakhurst 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 Oakhurst in 2010 was $38,806, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,224 for a family of four. However, Oakhurst contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Oakhurst home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oakhurst residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oakhurst include Irish, German, English, and Syrian.

The most common language spoken in Oakhurst is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.