Short Hills, NJ
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Living in Short Hills


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 96.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Short Hills is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Short Hills who work in management occupations (24.93%), business and financial occupations (14.76%), and legal occupations (11.34%).

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: 13.38% 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 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, Short Hills is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Short Hills 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Short Hills has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Short Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Short Hills is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Short Hills, the average commute to work is 40.53 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small town, Short Hills 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, Short Hills is a pretty powerful place. 87.83% of the adults in Short Hills 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 Short Hills in 2018 was $125,189, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $500,756 for a family of four.

Short Hills is an extremely 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 Italian, Irish, Polish, Russian, and German.

Short Hills also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.22%.

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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