Union Beach is a somewhat small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,700 people and just one neighborhood, Union Beach is the 283rd largest community in New Jersey.
Occupations and Workforce
Union Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Union Beach is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Union Beach who work in office and administrative support (20.70%), sales jobs (12.01%) and healthcare (5.82%).
Also of interest is that Union Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Union Beach is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Union Beach 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, Union Beach has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Union Beach’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Union Beach 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.
One downside of living in Union Beach, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.49 minutes every day commuting to work.