Old Bridge is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 24,347 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Old Bridge is the 79th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Old Bridge 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, Old Bridge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Old Bridge is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Bridge who work in office and administrative support (15.84%), management occupations (12.67%), and sales jobs (12.65%).
Also of interest is that Old Bridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Old Bridge 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, Old Bridge really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Old Bridge 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 Old Bridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.68 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Old Bridge is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Old Bridge area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The population of Old Bridge 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: 34.90% of adults in Old Bridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Old Bridge in 2010 was $37,030, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,120 for a family of four.
Old Bridge is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Old Bridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Old Bridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Old Bridge include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
Old Bridge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.32%.
The most common language spoken in Old Bridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.