Point Pleasant, NJ
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Point Pleasant is a medium-sized coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 18,523 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Point Pleasant is the 105th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Point Pleasant 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.

Point Pleasant is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Point Pleasant is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Point Pleasant who work in management occupations (13.37%), office and administrative support (12.75%), and sales jobs (12.41%).

Because of many things, Point Pleasant is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Point Pleasant 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 borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Point Pleasant has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Point Pleasant’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Point Pleasant is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Point Pleasant is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.80% of adults in Point Pleasant 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 Point Pleasant in 2010 was $40,930, 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 $163,720 for a family of four. However, Point Pleasant contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Point Pleasant home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Point Pleasant residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Point Pleasant include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Point Pleasant is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.