A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$462,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,748
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

Emerson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    13
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    26
    525
  • Theft
    431
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,500
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Emerson is a great, small family town that provides a great environment for children to grow up in. While diversity is low, it is a very tight knit community that provides a lot of safety for all of the families who reside within. The school systems are not very challenging, so I would advise to look elsewhere. Children can succeed in the school system, but they wont be pushed to their limits.
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My family and I live in Emerson NJ.
Emerson is a small and quiet little town,were everyone knows each other.
Your neighbors are friendly and are always willing to lend a hand. There is a strong sense of community and pride amongst the towns people. Emerson High School is a small school were only the residents attened so you get to grow up with your friends. The down side to being in a small town school is that the curriculum is limited. I would like to see Emerson High School broaden the choices available to there students in the future. There's a great big world out there and the more you can learn the more doors that will open for you.
The town of Emerson, New Jersey is a unique area like no other. This area is defiantly a place I would like to raise a family in. The entire community is close and supportive of one another. Many new families arrive every year and they are welcomed with open arms. This town being so small makes it easy to access stores and parks that neighboring towns offer as well as the children find friendships throughout these towns. Talking about friendships, the ones that are created in the town truly stick all the way through college. For example, I was a brand new student going into sixth grade, nervous and unsure about what I was going to experience on my first day. I had to take the bus to school and at the next stop we picked up these two twins, brother and sister. The girls name was Elizabeth and she sat right next to me on the bus and started asking me all of these questions about myself and where I was from. The amazing part is to this day, about thirteen yeas later, we are still the best of friends. Unfortunately she goes to the University of Florida and I got to school in New York. If it was not for the closeness of the town, or the welcoming spirit of the people I might not have a friend like Elizabeth in my life. Another amazing part of this town is that all of the kids are mature and stick together through thick and thin, regardless of any petty fights that teenagers have every now and then. For example, my senior year in high school two best friends in my grade got into a terrible accident. Tragically one of the girls did not survive. Our whole grade and entire town came together to hold one another up. Every person made an effort to support the family and every person in the town had a connection with her. The town of Emerson is a place that I am proud to live and proud to call my home. I could not have asked for my parents to move to a better place and deeply thank them fro providing my brother and me with a stable and supported community.