Pompton Plains is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,965 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pompton Plains is the 127th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Pompton Plains 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.
Pompton Plains is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pompton Plains is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pompton Plains who work in management occupations (14.20%), office and administrative support (13.32%), and sales jobs (10.96%).
Also of interest is that Pompton Plains has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Pompton Plains 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, Pompton Plains really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Pompton Plains 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 Pompton Plains, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.54 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.
Even though Pompton Plains is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Pompton Plains ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Pompton Plains, 47.19% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Pompton Plains in 2018 was $51,195, 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 $204,780 for a family of four.
The people who call Pompton Plains home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pompton Plains residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pompton Plains include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Pompton Plains is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.