Ramsey, NJ

Ramsey profile

Living in Ramsey

Ramsey is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,884 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ramsey is the 137th largest community in New Jersey.

Ramsey home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Ramsey real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Ramsey is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 94.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ramsey is a borough of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ramsey who work in management occupations (20.86%), sales jobs (14.10%), and business and financial occupations (12.22%).

Also of interest is that Ramsey has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Ramsey 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.

Ramsey is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Ramsey’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Ramsey, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.15 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.

In Ramsey, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Ramsey is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Ramsey. 69.15% 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 Ramsey in 2018 was $70,321, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $281,284 for a family of four.

Ramsey is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Ramsey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ramsey residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ramsey include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

Ramsey also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.37%.

The most common language spoken in Ramsey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.