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 (16.12%), sales jobs (13.64%), and management occupations (12.54%).
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.
In Old Bridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.45 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Old Bridge is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Old Bridge, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Old Bridge citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.40% of adults in Old Bridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Old Bridge in 2010 was $36,818, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,272 for a family of four.
Old Bridge is a very 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, Polish, German, and English.
In addition, Old Bridge has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.11%).
The most common language spoken in Old Bridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.