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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oakhurst is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 management occupations (14.60%), sales jobs (13.14%), and office and administrative support (12.49%).

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.

In addition, Oakhurst is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Oakhurst 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, Oakhurst really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Oakhurst 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 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. 45.00% 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 $43,754, 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 $175,016 for a family of four.

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 Hebrew.