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 97.86% 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 (19.90%), sales jobs (16.20%) and healthcare (10.80%).
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.
Of important note, Short Hills is also a town of artists. Short Hills has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Short Hills’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.87% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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.
One downside of living in Short Hills, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.10 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.
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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Short Hills, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Short Hills is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 88.69% 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 Short Hills in 2010 was $102,528, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $410,112 for a family of four.
Short Hills is a somewhat 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, Russian, German, Irish, English and Eastern European.
Short Hills also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.74%.
The most common language spoken in Short Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Russian.
|SHORT HILLS INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,975|
|SHORT HILLS HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||92.40%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||7.60%|
|TYPE OF SHORT HILLS HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||94.03%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.53%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||0.72%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||4.72%|
|SIZE OF SHORT HILLS HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||37.22%|
|AGE OF SHORT HILLS HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.53%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||11.12%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||50.63%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||32.72%|
|SHORT HILLS REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,373,472|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,142|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $52,000||0.22%|
|$52,001 - $104,000||0.19%|
|$104,001 - $207,000||0.90%|
|$207,001 - $311,000||0.19%|
|$311,001 - $414,000||0.49%|
|$414,001 - $518,000||0.90%|
|$518,001 - $777,000||10.56%|
|$777,001 - $1,036,000||20.26%|
|PEOPLE OF SHORT HILLS||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.56%|
|5 TO 17||27.90%|
|18 TO 24||4.01%|
|25 TO 34||2.86%|
|35 TO 54||33.43%|
|55 TO 64||12.22%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.02%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||99.31%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$235,216|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$102,528|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.48%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Finance (23.90%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (16.59%)
Real estate (4.45%)
Information Technology (3.55%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.19%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.09%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.14%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.17%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.06%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (12.45%)
Eastern European (5.73%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (79.60%)
Indic languages (1.93%)
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