14 Best Places to Live In New Jersey

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9) Essex Falls

Essex Falls is a small town with a pretty good reputation. With a small population of only 2,000, it’s a relatively calm town. Although it has only one public school, it is enough to cater to the needs of the pool of students living there. The fact that 98% of residents are high school graduates shows just that. In fact, 72% of the residents are college graduates. Average test scores in Essex Falls are 41% higher than the national average. So basically, almost everyone in Essex Falls went to high school, and more than half the residents went to college. The impressive education statistics may be why the crime rate is 89% lower than that most other towns in the country and considered safer than 94% of the other U.S cities. If you’re going to live in Essex Falls, you’re probably not going to be unemployed, because the unemployment rate is 65% less than the national average. That’s why the poverty rate is 81% lower than the national poverty rate. Essex Falls is an excellent place to live in because the residents are educated, unemployment is low, and the average income is high.

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