New Jersey is the 7th most-educated state in the country - 23% of our residents 25-and-older have at least a bachelor's degree. That 23%, however, isn't evenly spread across the state.

You don't have to point out that college degrees don't equate to intelligence, but the topic of this survey is Most Educated, meaning formal education.

It's not shocking to discover that richer towns have more educated people, simply because it's easier to afford a college education. NJ.com has the list of the Top 25 Most-Educated towns in NJ.

25. Medford, Burlington County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 34.9
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 21.4

23. (TIE) Verona, Essex County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 35.3
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 25.5

23. (TIE) Millburn, Essex County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 35.3
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 49.1

22. Bernards, Somerset County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 35.5
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 37.6

21. South Brunswick, Middlesex County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 36
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 25.6

20. Sparta, Sussex County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 36.4
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 19.2

17. (TIE) Livingston, Essex County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 36.5
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 32.5

17. (TIE) Fort Lee, Bergen County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 36.5
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 23.1

17. (TIE) Florham Park, Morris County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 36.5
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 30.4

16. Montclair, Essex County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 36.7
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 33.3

15. Plainsboro, Middlesex County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 36.8
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 39.2

14. Westfield, Union County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 37
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 34

13. South Orange Village, Essex County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 37.2
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 32

11. (TIE) Robbinsville, Mercer County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 37.7
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 22.7

11. (TIE) River Vale, Bergen County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 37.7
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 23.2

10. Wyckoff, Bergen County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 38.7
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 26.4

8. (TIE) Haddonfield, Camden County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 39
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 35.7

8. (TIE) Chatham, Morris County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 39
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 37

7. Franklin Lakes, Bergen County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 39.1
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 28.2

6. New Providence, Union County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 39.4
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 28.6

5. Ridgewood, Bergen County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 39.8
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 36.3

4. Ramsey, Bergen County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 40.3
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 26.6

3. Glen Rock, Bergen County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 41.9
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 31

2. Edgewater, Bergen County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 43.9
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 23.7

1. Hoboken, Hudson County
Percent of residents with bachelor's degree or higher: 50.2
Percent with graduate or professional degree: 28.1

Hmm...it's not hard to see the pattern there, with 6 of the top 10 being in Bergen County. Zero towns come in south of Middlesex, so there is no representation in Monmouth or Ocean Counties. Does being a college grad in Ocean County really make me that much of a minority?

Like I said, this is purely looking at college degrees, so it's not to say that Ocean County residents are dumber than the rest of the state; it's just that they don't have the piece of paper.

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