This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Berkeley Heights has a very low population density. Berkeley Heights is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Berkeley Heights, NJ is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Berkeley Heights has a population density of 2,137, with 13,386 current residents.
Out of the 13,386 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 71% of the residents are married and 29% are single.
- 55% Sun
- 48% Rain
- 28% Snow
54°F average temperature
- 46 years Median home age
- $501,930 Median home price
- 2.1% Home appreciation rate
- 25.06% Annual property tax
As for living in Berkeley Heights, the air quality is 3% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 48% rainy, and 28% snowy. The average temperature is 54°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Berkeley Heights, you should know that 88.9% of homes are owned while 8.2% of homes are rented, and 2.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $501,930, the median age of homes is 46 years, the annual home appreciation is 2.10% and the annual property tax is 25.06%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Berkeley Heights, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Berkeley Heights’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Berkeley Heights is 40 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 63.58% Democratic, 35.41% Republican, and 1.01% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:14
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
92%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
23%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Berkeley Heights, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.50% of residents are unemployed in Berkeley Heights (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Berkeley Heights residents: 25.1% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 31.59% are in the arts and sciences field, 8.8% are in the customer service field, 26.7% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 3.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 92.36%, 5.74% of residents have an associate’s degree, 29.08% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 23.10% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Berkeley Heights, you should be aware that the average commute time is 33 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Berkeley Heights have a few different options. 77% of commuters use their own cars, 4% of commuters carpool, 10% of commuters use the transit system, and 6% of residents work from home.