Alpine, New Jersey is a small town with a population of slightly more than 1,000. Retirees are typical, as they account for 30% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just over 47, are older than most cities in New Jersey. Only 19% of residents rent in Alpine, as most own their homes. The average rent for Alpine is $253 a month more than the state average.
Compared to the national average (7%), Alpine has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 13% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 33% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are two primary industries in Alpine: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries account for 16% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 15% of the town's population works in management, making it the top career path in the town. Alpine workers bring in an average annual income of almost $129K, more than those elsewhere in the state. Alpine's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
Alpine has an average commute time of about 42 minutes, longer than the state average of about 34 minutes. Driving is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 35% of commuters, while public transit is used by just 3% of the town. Relatively few residents commute to work on foot.
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