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 86.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Point Pleasant is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Point Pleasant who work in sales jobs (13.95%), management occupations (13.79%), and office and administrative support (12.21%).

Also of interest is that Point Pleasant has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Point Pleasant 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, Point Pleasant really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Point Pleasant 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.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The population of Point Pleasant 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: 39.69% of adults in Point Pleasant have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Point Pleasant in 2010 was $39,885, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,540 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.