When it comes to million-dollar homes, the question of location is a very real one. Small towns in Bergen and the Jersey Shore are full of wealthy residents, while South Jersey and rural areas of North Jersey have few mansions.
In New Jersey, the top 20 percent of residents earn more than half of all income, according to the 2012-2016 Census snapshot. The top 5 percent of residents — the wealthy homeowners on this list — earn more than 20 percent.
These towns are the exception to the rule, the top in their area. But in many counties, the pickings are slim. Salem County did not make the list at all.