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, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Stanhope who work in office and administrative support (14.81%), management occupations (14.29%), and sales jobs (10.76%).

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

In Stanhope, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.33 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 33.61% 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 $37,118, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,472 for a family of four. However, Stanhope contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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