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Living In Watchung, NJ

A small town located in New Jersey, Watchung has a population of just over 6,000. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (21%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. With an average age of just over 42, the town's population is older than most cities in New Jersey. Renters tend to be in the minority in Watchung, and 80% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,653 per month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,272.

With an average commute time of about 40 minutes, longer than most cities in New Jersey, Watchung residents have found that traveling to work takes some patience. Many residents (36%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit isn't used widely. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

Many Watchung residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and scientific. Together, these industries make up 12% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in management, making it the top profession in the town. Watchung workers bring in an average annual income of about $133,000, more than those elsewhere in the state. Watchung's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Watchung has a large percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 17% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 16% possess a Bachelor's degree.


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