West Creek, NJ
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West Creek is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 4,276 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Creek is the 351st largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in West Creek was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local West Creek economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in West Creek, where the median household income is $57,159.00.

West Creek is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West Creek is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in West Creek who work in office and administrative support (12.03%), sales jobs (9.98%), and personal care services (7.86%).

Also of interest is that West Creek has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) West Creek has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. West Creek has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in West Creek than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, West Creek may be for you.

West Creek 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The education level of West Creek citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.41% of adults 25 and older in West Creek have a college degree.

The per capita income in West Creek in 2010 was $32,961, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,844 for a family of four. However, West Creek contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call West Creek home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Creek residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West Creek include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in West Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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