Stone Harbor is a tiny coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 787 people and just one neighborhood, Stone Harbor is the 483rd largest community in New Jersey.
Stone Harbor home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Stone Harbor real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Stone Harbor is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 90.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stone Harbor is a borough of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Stone Harbor who work in sales jobs (26.91%), management occupations (22.95%), and food service (8.50%).
Also of interest is that Stone Harbor 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 Stone Harbor telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.58% 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.
Another notable thing is that Stone Harbor is a major vacation destination. Much of the borough’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Stone Harbor’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
In addition, Stone Harbor is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
It is a fairly quiet borough because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Stone Harbor has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Stone Harbor has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Stone Harbor than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Stone Harbor may be for you.
Stone Harbor is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Stone Harbor, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Stone Harbor is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.08% 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 Stone Harbor in 2018 was $101,644, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $406,576 for a family of four.
The people who call Stone Harbor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stone Harbor residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Stone Harbor include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Stone Harbor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Stone Harbor, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 84.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
A majority of the adults in the neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for New Jersey by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 9.9% of residents in the neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 99.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, if you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 0.8% of the neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 99.5% of America's neighborhoods.
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 96.6% of all American neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Irish and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 3.3% have Welsh ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Stone Harbor are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 89.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 63.2% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 42.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 40.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (9.1%), and 7.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.1% of households.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Stone Harbor, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (31.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.4%), and residents who report Italian roots (15.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (13.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.2%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (65.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also bicycle to get to work (9.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.