Basking Ridge- Great Commuter Town - Awesome Schools
Basking Ridge is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 26,857 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Basking Ridge is the 68th largest community in New Jersey.
Basking Ridge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Basking Ridge is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Basking Ridge who work in management occupations (22.21%), sales jobs (12.48%) and business and financial occupations (11.59%).
Also of interest is that Basking Ridge 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: 8.82% 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.
Two Train Stations and Bus Service
Local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Basking Ridge is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Basking Ridge, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
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Updated: 17th September, 2019 10:09 AM.