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The small town of Union Beach, New Jersey is home to approximately 6,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 will feel welcome, as they account for an above-average 17% of the population, while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 38, skew younger than most cities in New Jersey. Most residents own their homes in Union Beach, and 12% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,660 per month, exceeding the state average by $388 per month, relatively high rent costs could be a contributing factor in the higher levels of ownership.
Union Beach has an average commute time of about 38 minutes, longer than the New Jersey average of about 34 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 42% of workers, while public transit is not widely used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
Many Union Beach residents work in one of two industries: retail and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 17% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top profession in the town. Union Beach workers bring in an average annual income of around $86,000, roughly the same as the state average. Union Beach, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345. Union Beach has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (27%) compared to the national average. In addition, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
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