Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

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Berkeley Heights is a census-designated place located in Union County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 13,407.

Geography

Berkeley Heights is located at 40°40'39" North, 74°25'47" West (40.677405, -74.429711)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 16.2 km² (6.3 mi²). 16.2 km² (6.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.16% is water.

Berkeley Heights is home to the Murray Hill headquarters of Lucent Technologies. The transistor and laser were invented in this facility when it was previously under AT&T.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 13,407 people, 4,479 households, and 3,717 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 826.9/km² (2,140.7/mi²). There are 4,562 housing units at an average density of 281.4/km² (728.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 89.65% White, 1.11% African American, 0.08% Native American, 7.87% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 3.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,479 households out of which 41.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.1% are married couples living together, 6.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% are non-families. 14.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.89 and the average family size is 3.21.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $107,716, and the median income for a family is $118,862. Males have a median income of $83,175 versus $50,022 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $43,981. 2.1% of the population and 1.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.8% of those under the age of 18 and 3.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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External links

Official Township Website (http://www.berkeleyheightstwp.com/)

Useful Town Website (http://www.berkeley-heights.com/)

Berkeley Heights Public Schools (http://www.bhs.k12.nj.us/)

Berkeley Heights Public Library (http://www.youseemore.com/BerkeleyHeights/default.asp)


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