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 6,926 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rumson is the 267th 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.
Rumson is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rumson is a borough of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rumson who work in management occupations (19.95%), sales jobs (19.34%), and business and financial occupations (9.72%).
Of important note, Rumson is also a borough of artists. Rumson has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rumson’s character.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Rumson telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.85% 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, 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.
Rumson 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, Rumson’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One of the nice things about Rumson is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Rumson is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rumson, the average commute to work is 31.81 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, Rumson has a lot of people using a ferryboat to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on a ferryboat are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Rumson is a pretty powerful place. 69.04% of the adults in Rumson 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 Rumson in 2010 was $91,785, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $367,140 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, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Rumson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.