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Rumson, NJ
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Living in Rumson



Rumson is a somewhat small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,230 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rumson is the 254th largest community in New Jersey.

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

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 18.65% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Rumson 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, Rumson is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rumson 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, Rumson has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rumson’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Rumson is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Rumson, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.54 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.

Even though Rumson is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly a ferryboat for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Rumson, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Rumson is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 76.82% 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 Rumson in 2018 was $121,311, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $485,244 for a family of four.

The people who call Rumson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rumson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rumson include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Russian.

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