Princeton Junction, NJ

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Living in Princeton Junction

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 97.19% 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 management occupations (24.41%), computer science and math (17.68%), and teaching (17.23%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Princeton Junction telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.18% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Princeton Junction a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Princeton Junction has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Princeton Junction’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Princeton Junction, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.88 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

If knowledge is power, Princeton Junction is a pretty powerful place. 85.28% of the adults in Princeton Junction have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Princeton Junction in 2018 was $104,835, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $419,340 for a family of four.

Princeton Junction is a very 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 German, Irish, Russian, European, and Italian.

In addition, Princeton Junction has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.49%).

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

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