River Edge, NJ
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River Edge is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,668 people and two constituent neighborhoods, River Edge is the 180th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in River Edge are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

River Edge is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 87.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, River Edge is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in River Edge who work in business and financial occupations (11.51%), management occupations (11.29%), and office and administrative support (10.91%).

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

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

In addition, River Edge 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.

Because of many things, River Edge is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making River Edge 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 borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, River Edge has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, River Edge’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in River Edge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.73 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.

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

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to River Edge, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. River Edge is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.60% 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 River Edge in 2010 was $43,302, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $173,208 for a family of four.

River Edge is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call River Edge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of River Edge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. River Edge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.06% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in River Edge include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

River Edge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.97%.

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

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