Watchung, NJ

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640 Vital Statistics. 26 Condition Alerts found.

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Watchung Profile


Overview

Watchung is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,916 people and just one neighborhood, Watchung is the 297th largest community in New Jersey.

Watchung home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Watchung real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Watchung is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Watchung is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Watchung who work in management occupations (18.94%), office and administrative support (17.60%), and sales jobs (13.36%).

Also of interest is that Watchung 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, Watchung is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Watchung 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, Watchung has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Watchung’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Watchung is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Watchung, the average commute to work is 30.68 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Watchung Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Watchung. 60.77% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Watchung in 2010 was $65,014, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $260,056 for a family of four.

Watchung is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Watchung home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Watchung residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Watchung include Polish, Irish, German, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Watchung's cultural character, accounting for 21.26% of the borough’s population.

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

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

136 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Watchung 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Watchung 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 16.26
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Watchung 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 
School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

WATCHUNG HILLS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New Jersey

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Better than of NJ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Watchung Hills Regional High School
108 Stirling Rd
Warren, NJ, 07059
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 3.1% 37.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.3% 32.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.8% 5.5%

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WATCHUNG BOROUGH PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New Jersey

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Better than of NJ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Bayberry School
Bayberry Lane
Watchung, NJ, 07069
PK-04
Valley View School
50 Valley View Road
Watchung, NJ, 07069
05-08

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 1.3% 37.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.0% 32.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.3% 5.5%

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