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Short Hills, NJ
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Living in Short Hills


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.

Short Hills is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Short Hills is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Short Hills who work in management occupations (26.47%), business and financial occupations (12.88%), and legal occupations (10.77%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 23.16% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In Short Hills, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.60 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small town, Short Hills has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Short Hills. 89.43% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Short Hills in 2018 was $128,558, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $514,232 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, Irish, Polish, Eastern European, and German.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Short Hills's cultural character, accounting for 27.31% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Short Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.