West Milford is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 17,498 people and three constituent neighborhoods, West Milford is the 114th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in West Milford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
West Milford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Milford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Milford who work in sales jobs (14.73%), management occupations (12.97%), and office and administrative support (12.69%).
Of important note, West Milford is also a town of artists. West Milford has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape West Milford’s character.
Also of interest is that West Milford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, West Milford is worth considering.
One downside of living in West Milford, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.45 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of West Milford are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.70% of adults in West Milford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Milford in 2010 was $40,155, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $160,620 for a family of four.
The people who call West Milford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Milford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West Milford include Italian, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in West Milford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.