Stanhope, NJ
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Stanhope is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 3,410 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Stanhope is the 371st largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stanhope is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stanhope is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stanhope who work in office and administrative support (14.90%), management occupations (13.95%), and sales jobs (9.74%).

Also of interest is that Stanhope has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Stanhope 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, Stanhope really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Stanhope 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 Stanhope, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.77 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Stanhope citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.99% of adults in Stanhope have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Stanhope in 2010 was $34,142, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,568 for a family of four. However, Stanhope contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Stanhope is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Stanhope home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stanhope residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Stanhope include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Stanhope is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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