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 90.24% 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 (24.73%), management occupations (20.61%), and teaching (12.95%).

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.

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.

Princeton Junction is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Princeton Junction’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 38.95 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 79.08% 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 $67,416, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $269,664 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. Princeton Junction also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.19% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Princeton Junction include Irish, English, German, and Scottish.

Princeton Junction also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.52%.

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

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