Short Hills is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,422 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Short Hills is the 135th 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.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Short Hills telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 31.64% 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, 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.
Short Hills 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 town’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, Short Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Short Hills, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.35 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 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Short Hills. 88.23% 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 $136,043, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $544,172 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, Eastern European, Polish, Irish, and German.
In addition, Short Hills has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.86%).
The most common language spoken in Short Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.