Wood-Ridge is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,450 people and just one neighborhood, Wood-Ridge is the 255th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Wood-Ridge 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some boroughs, Wood-Ridge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wood-Ridge are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wood-Ridge is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wood-Ridge who work in office and administrative support (19.85%), management occupations (12.32%) and sales jobs (10.93%).
Also of interest is that Wood-Ridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Wood-Ridge is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wood-Ridge a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wood-Ridge has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wood-Ridge’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Even though Wood-Ridge is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly taxis for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.