Short Hills, NJ
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Short Hills is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 13,446 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Short Hills is the 151st largest community in New Jersey.

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

Short Hills is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 97.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Short Hills is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Short Hills who work in management occupations (22.38%), business and financial occupations (12.94%), and legal occupations (11.50%).

Also of interest is that Short Hills 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: 13.07% 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, Short Hills 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, Short Hills is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Short Hills really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Short Hills perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Short Hills, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.56 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 Short Hills is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Short Hills. 89.40% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Short Hills in 2018 was $120,069, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $480,276 for a family of four.

Short Hills is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Short Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Short Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Short Hills include Irish, Italian, Eastern European, German, and Russian.

Short Hills also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.96%.

The most common language spoken in Short Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.


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