Princeton Junction, NJ
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Princeton Junction is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,583 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Princeton Junction is the 411th largest community in New Jersey.

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

Princeton Junction is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Princeton Junction is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Princeton Junction who work in computer science and math (24.94%), management occupations (21.81%), and teaching (12.78%).

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

Of important note, Princeton Junction is also a town of artists. Princeton Junction has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Princeton Junction’s character.

In addition, Princeton Junction is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Princeton Junction 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, Princeton Junction really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Princeton Junction 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 Princeton Junction is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Princeton Junction, the average commute to work is 37.01 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Princeton Junction, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Princeton Junction is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Princeton Junction, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Princeton Junction is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 80.13% 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 Junction in 2010 was $77,628, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $310,512 for a family of four.

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

In addition, Princeton Junction has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.97%).

The most common language spoken in Princeton Junction is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.


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