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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Milford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Milford is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Milford who work in sales jobs (15.09%), management occupations (14.85%), and office and administrative support (12.41%).
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.
In West Milford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.09 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of West Milford citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.53% of adults in West Milford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Milford in 2010 was $39,129, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,516 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 Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in West Milford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.