Villas is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,233 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Villas is the 213th largest community in New Jersey.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Villas is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Villas is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Villas who work in office and administrative support (16.65%), sales jobs (12.54%), and maintenance occupations (7.66%).
Another notable thing is that Villas is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’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, Villas’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Villas 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.
The rate of college-level education in Villas is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.97% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Villas in 2010 was $25,132, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,528 for a family of four. However, Villas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Villas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Villas residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Villas include German, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Villas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.