Livingston is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 30,299 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Livingston is the 59th largest community in New Jersey.
Livingston home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Livingston real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Livingston is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Livingston is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Livingston who work in management occupations (18.41%), sales jobs (10.87%), and office and administrative support (10.58%).
Also of interest is that Livingston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.66% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In addition, Livingston is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Livingston is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Livingston really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Livingston perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Livingston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.86 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Livingston use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Livingston‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Livingston. 72.09% 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 Livingston in 2018 was $76,575, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $306,300 for a family of four.
Livingston is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Livingston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Livingston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Livingston include Italian, Russian, Polish, Irish, and German.
Livingston also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.89%.
The most common language spoken in Livingston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.