Whippany is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,032 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Whippany is the 230th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Whippany 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.
Whippany is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Whippany is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Whippany who work in management occupations (17.47%), office and administrative support (12.85%), and business and financial occupations (11.86%).
Also of interest is that Whippany has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The citizens of Whippany are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.92% of adults in Whippany have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Whippany in 2010 was $48,749, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $194,996 for a family of four.
Whippany is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Whippany home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Whippany residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Whippany include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Whippany's cultural character, accounting for 18.17% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Whippany is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.