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 844 people and just one neighborhood, Stone Harbor is the 476th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
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.
Occupations and Workforce
Stone Harbor is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stone Harbor is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stone Harbor who work in sales jobs (18.81%), management occupations (15.67%) and food service (13.79%).
Of important note, Stone Harbor is also a borough of artists. Stone Harbor has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Stone Harbor’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.47% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Stone Harbor is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the borough experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller borough.
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.
Residents will find that the borough is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Stone Harbor is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Stone Harbor is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Even though Stone Harbor is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.