Beach Haven is a very small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,205 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Beach Haven is the 466th largest community in New Jersey.
Beach Haven home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Beach Haven real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Beach Haven is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Beach Haven is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beach Haven who work in sales jobs (19.29%), management occupations (12.37%), and office and administrative support (9.64%).
Of important note, Beach Haven is also a borough of artists. Beach Haven has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Beach Haven’s character.
Also of interest is that Beach Haven 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: 13.19% 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.
Another notable thing is that Beach Haven is a major vacation destination. Much of the borough’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Beach Haven’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
In addition, Beach Haven 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.
Beach Haven is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Beach Haven. 60.30% 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 Beach Haven in 2018 was $69,061, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $276,244 for a family of four. However, Beach Haven contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Beach Haven home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beach Haven residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Beach Haven include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Beach Haven is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.