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Living in Princeton


Princeton is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 30,681 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Princeton is the 58th largest community in New Jersey.

Princeton home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Princeton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Princeton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Princeton is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Princeton who work in teaching (22.43%), management occupations (17.26%), and business and financial occupations (9.23%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Princeton has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 20.10% 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.

In addition, Princeton is a college town. There are a lot of students in Princeton attending college, and as a result Princeton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Princeton, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Princeton is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Princeton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Princeton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Princeton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 84.50% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Princeton in 2018 was $75,705, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $302,820 for a family of four.

Princeton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Princeton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Princeton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Princeton include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Russian.

In addition, Princeton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.70%).

The most common language spoken in Princeton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.