Watchung is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,863 people and just one neighborhood, Watchung is the 297th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
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
Watchung is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.