Short Hills is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,422 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Short Hills is the 135th largest community in New Jersey.
Short Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Short Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Short Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 31.64% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In addition, Short Hills is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Short Hills 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 town’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, Short Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Short Hills, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.35 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 Short Hills, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Short Hills is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Short Hills, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Short Hills is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 88.23% 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 Short Hills in 2018 was $136,043, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $544,172 for a family of four.
Short Hills is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Short Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Short Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Short Hills include Italian, Eastern European, Polish, Irish, and German.
Short Hills also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.86%.
The most common language spoken in Short Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.