Ramsey, NJ
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Ramsey is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 15,102 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ramsey is the 137th largest community in New Jersey.

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

Ramsey is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 93.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ramsey is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ramsey who work in management occupations (16.65%), sales jobs (14.30%), and office and administrative support (14.28%).

Also of interest is that Ramsey 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: 8.32% 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, Ramsey 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.

Ramsey 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 borough’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, Ramsey’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Ramsey is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ramsey, the average commute to work is 31.85 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small borough, Ramsey has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Ramsey is a pretty powerful place. 63.57% of the adults in Ramsey 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 Ramsey in 2010 was $64,573, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $258,292 for a family of four.

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

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