Pittstown is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 3,236 people and just one neighborhood, Pittstown is the 384th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Pittstown 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Pittstown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pittstown is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pittstown who work in management occupations (21.96%), office and administrative support (12.27%) and sales jobs (10.98%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.86% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Pittstown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Pittstown has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Pittstown has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pittstown than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pittstown may be for you.
One downside of living in Pittstown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pittstown, the average commute to work is 31.36 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.