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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.01 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 Princeton Junction is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Princeton Junction. 80.13% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Princeton Junction's cultural character, accounting for 28.97% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Princeton Junction is English. Other important languages spoken here include Indic languages and Other Asian languages.