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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Ramsey is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Ramsey 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 borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Ramsey has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Ramsey’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Ramsey, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.15 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small borough, Ramsey has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Ramsey is a pretty powerful place. 69.15% of the adults in Ramsey 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 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Ramsey's cultural character, accounting for 15.37% of the borough’s population.

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