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", 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.
Because of many things, Livingston is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Livingston a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Livingston has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Livingston’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Livingston is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Livingston, the average commute to work is 33.86 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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.
If knowledge is power, Livingston is a pretty powerful place. 72.09% of the adults in Livingston have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.
In addition, Livingston has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.89%).
The most common language spoken in Livingston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.