NJ Monthly Top 100 Towns

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THE TOP 100 TOWNS New JerseyMonthly ranks

Violent crime rate per 1,000 resi- dents, 2016

Change in median

Crime rate per 1,000 resi- dents, 2016

Average change in residen- tial tax bill, since 2016

NJM Top High Schools rank, 2018

Aver- age days on market, 2018

3-year average debt per capita *

Effective property tax rate, 2018

home price, since 2016

Average residential tax bill, 2018

Median home price, 2018 $700,000 $987,583 $314,000 $599,950 $960,000 $1,246,250 $762,500 $777,000 $601,500 $805,000 $440,000 $515,000 $872,500 $545,000 $284,000 $520,000 $530,075 $481,250 $492,000 $485,000 $790,000 $602,500 $375,000 $480,000 $959,998 $559,000 $396,950 $439,000 $403,500 $420,000 $525,000 $999,000 $548,000 $231,500 $475,000 $410,000 $423,750 $575,000 $780,000 $486,000 $1,150,909 $556,250 $505,000 $752,500 $675,000 $579,000 $745,000 $700,000 $432,500

Pop., 2017 *

Rank Municipality

County

Madison Summit

1

Morris Union

16,033 22,323

$13,091 $17,919 $6,182 $12,557 $14,740 $13,946 $15,598 $13,758 $12,325 $15,565 $8,655 $9,839 $9,826 $10,492 $10,995 $12,998 $10,390 $10,977 $9,898 $12,767 $7,685 $8,278 $13,859 $11,944 $6,706 $11,473 $6,445 $9,955 $12,518 $20,054 $10,160 $4,458 $11,734 $7,361 $11,398 $9,946 $14,786 $6,935 $24,308 $8,502 $9,033 $6,191

3.8% 2.0% 0.7% 1.8% 7.2% 1.6% 0.2% 6.6% 2.4% 2.9% 4.5% 0.2% 1.8% 1.9%

1.687 $255,594 1.858 $326,981 1.327 $307,396 1.939 $265,133 1.634 $338,689 1.019 $574,451 1.692 $285,389 1.996 $255,317 2.224 $246,836 1.697 $225,708 1.955 $387,998 1.055 $559,778 2.143 $302,665 2.075 $331,741

12.0% 45 21.7% 45

6.1 8.7 4.0 3.5 4.3 7.4 4.1 5.1 6.0 4.2 5.9

0.2 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.8 1.6 0.0 0.2

26 29 19 10

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Bedminster

Somerset Somerset

8,210

-8.1% 2.6%

52 51

Bernards

27,061 10,435 3,873 5,903 8,928 6,982 8,766 26,759 7,614 1,794 5,937 1,669 2,589 11,326 9,393 5,755 40,306 13,759 18,651 11,234 2,610 4,350 7,540 13,608 270,753 16,941 25,893 24,439 1,667 8,085 11,765 16,029 20,488 4,544 25,981 4,618 2,137 22,489 7,491

Chatham Township

Morris Morris Bergen Morris Union Bergen Bergen

12.0% 46 33.3% 95 23.9% 54 13.0% 48

4

Harding

26 56

Woodcliff Lake

Chatham Borough

4

Mountainside

1.1%

53 71

30 15 41 58 92 58 34 44 16 95 95 70 35 28 30 96 59

Closter Mahwah Fairfield

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

26.6%

12.8% 58 17.0% 56

Essex

23.4 16.7

Avon-by-the-Sea

Monmouth

16.3% 4.0%

74 52

Roseland

Essex

7.3

Lebanon Borough

Hunterdon Monmouth

0.3% 2.260 $169,087 2.3% 2.092 $191,020 -0.8% 2.607 $193,968 1.8% 2.420 $179,135

12.7% 66 23.8% 54 14.0% 78 11.9% 42 1.7% 44 12.2% 170 7.6% 49 12.4% 56 4.3% 54 14.1% 56 28.0% 76 5.8% 45 29.1% 46 5.6% 72 14.1% 23.9% 51 61

6.0 6.2

Marlboro

Pennington Westwood

Mercer Bergen Bergen

3.1 4.5 1.8 8.9 6.8 5.2 6.9 8.8 11.9 10.4

Washington Township

2.7% 3.2% 4.1%

2.133 $189,339 1.854 $213,104 1.865 $284,352 2.217 $244,835 1.910 $182,633 1.736 $295,310 1.869 $280,715

Oceanport Fair Haven

Monmouth Monmouth

5,950 $15,046 1,890 $21,299

Alpine

Bergen Union Ocean Morris

1.9% 0.683 $1,216,738 $2,300,000

Berkeley Heights Point Pleasant

3.7% 3.9% 5.4% -1.4% 3.4% 2.8% 3.6% -7.4% 3.4% 1.7% 7.0% 2.4% 1.0% 8.2% 3.3% 6.9% 2.7% 5.8% 4.2% 3.0% 3.6%

East Hanover

Peapack and Gladstone

Somerset

19 12

Boonton

Morris

2.121 2.127 2.682

$214,484 $56,424 $177,110

4.6 4.2 6.3

North Hanover

Burlington

110

Verona

Essex

24

Jersey City Denville Randolph Essex Fells

Hudson Morris Morris Essex Morris Union Ocean Essex Morris

1.615 $108,381

22.4

5.0 165

2.281

$194,446

7.7% 6.6%

52 53 74

5.0

85 32 58

2.495 $170,384 1.999 $370,474 1.789 $237,825

5.1

26.9%

5.6 6.5 1.0 7.7 4.8 4.9 9.0 3.5 3.4 17.4 23.9 10.8 16.6

Morris Township

-1.5% 56 5.6% 78

101 110

New Hanover

Burlington

1.764

$11,716

Cranford

2.324 $183,057 1.910 $205,629

10.7%

37

31

Island Heights

14.7% 49 3.4% 43

0.0 213

Caldwell Borough

1.3% 2.406 $139,564

80 26 46 92 52 98 52 58 3

Florham Park

1.460 $285,671 1.996 $286,621

4.7%

61

Warren

Somerset Monmouth

5.1% 84 0.2% 66 -2.3% 54 29.4% 80 16.8% 69 7.5% 85 6.3% 78 -1.2% 45 3.5% 40

Spring Lake Heights

1.431

$265,771

Millburn

Essex

1.793 $498,798 1.446 $461,071 1.826 $235,520

Point Pleasant Beach

Ocean

Wall Township

Monmouth

Lavallette

Ocean Essex Union Bergen Union Morris

1,849

$6,815

3.9% 0.859 $1,160,003 5.4% 2.092 $265,364

North Caldwell New Providence

6,730 $16,083

4.4 4.6 8.3 8.5 13.1

13,308 25,692 30,433 14,661

$14,285 $17,970 $16,914 $7,568

5.0%

2.423 $201,726

9

Ridgewood Westfield

4.6% 2.240 $257,339

36 37 47

3.9% 4.6%

2.233 $254,733 1.565 $285,699

1.6%

53

Hanover

-1.7% 47

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*Population and average debt per capita included for reference only. This data does not figure into the rankings.

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