Short Hills is a town in New Jersey with a population of slightly less than 13,000. Families with children can expect to feel welcome, as kids aged 5-14 account for an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the city. At an average age of just over 37, the city's residents are younger than most cities in New Jersey. Only 8% of residents rent in Short Hills, as most own their homes. The average rent for Short Hills is $617/month more than the state average.
Short Hills has an average commute time of about 46 minutes, slower than the New Jersey average of about 34 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 25% of residents, while public transportation is used by only 12% of the population. A small percentage of residents walk to work.
Compared to the national average (7%), Short Hills has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 25% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 21% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Short Hills residents work in one of two industries: finance and scientific. Together, these industries account for 18% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in management, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of about $181,000, highest in the state, Short Hills workers are generally well-compensated for their efforts. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
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