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Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

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Overview


Ho-Ho-Kus is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 4,216 people and just one neighborhood, Ho-Ho-Kus is the 342nd largest community in New Jersey.

Ho-Ho-Kus home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Ho-Ho-Kus real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Ho-Ho-Kus is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 96.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ho-Ho-Kus is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ho-Ho-Kus who work in management occupations (17.74%), business and financial occupations (13.61%), and sales jobs (12.54%).

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

Of important note, Ho-Ho-Kus is also a borough of artists. Ho-Ho-Kus has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ho-Ho-Kus’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Ho-Ho-Kus telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 24.70% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Ho-Ho-Kus is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Ho-Ho-Kus’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Ho-Ho-Kus, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.10 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Ho-Ho-Kus, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Ho-Ho-Kus is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Ho-Ho-Kus, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Ho-Ho-Kus is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 84.40% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Ho-Ho-Kus in 2018 was $112,573, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $450,292 for a family of four.

Ho-Ho-Kus is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Ho-Ho-Kus home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ho-Ho-Kus residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Ho-Ho-Kus also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.10% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ho-Ho-Kus include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Ho-Ho-Kus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

People

Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the neighborhood is wealthier than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 99.0% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children, highly educated executives and college students.

Also, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 84.4% of the adults living in the neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Finally, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the neighborhood may actually hold the key. 69.8% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the neighborhood, analysis shows that 24.7% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 14.2% of the neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.9% of America's neighborhoods.

Real Estate

Real estate in the neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 95.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

In addition, one way that the neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Occupations

The neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 69.6% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Slovak and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 1.6% have Austrian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Ho-Ho-Kus are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 69.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 15.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.9%), and 4.5% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (26.7%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (17.1%), and residents who report Asian roots (14.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (13.3%), along with some German ancestry residents (12.8%), among others. In addition, 12.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (41.5% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (53.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (14.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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