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Fair Lawn is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 32,998 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Fair Lawn is the 52nd largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Fair Lawn are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Fair Lawn is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fair Lawn is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fair Lawn who work in office and administrative support (13.73%), management occupations (12.28%) and sales jobs (11.01%).
Also of interest is that Fair Lawn has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Fair Lawn is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Fair Lawn is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Fair Lawn’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Fair Lawn, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.64 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the borough are by private automobile, Fair Lawn is somewhat unusual for a borough of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Fair Lawn area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Fair Lawn. 50.65% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fair Lawn in 2010 was $42,275, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $169,100 for a family of four.
Fair Lawn is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Fair Lawn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fair Lawn residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Fair Lawn also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.55% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fair Lawn include Italian, Russian, Irish, German, Polish and European.
Fair Lawn also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.86%.
The languages spoken by people in Fair Lawn are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Fair Lawn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian, Spanish, Hebrew and Gujarathi.
|FAIR LAWN INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||11,930|
|FAIR LAWN HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||76.87%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||23.13%|
|TYPE OF FAIR LAWN HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||75.93%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.38%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||12.58%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||7.78%|
|SIZE OF FAIR LAWN HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.47%|
|AGE OF FAIR LAWN HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.27%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||9.05%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||72.09%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||15.59%|
|FAIR LAWN REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$403,567|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,476|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $51,000||1.62%|
|$51,001 - $102,000||0.58%|
|$102,001 - $205,000||1.68%|
|$205,001 - $307,000||9.66%|
|$307,001 - $409,000||38.61%|
|$409,001 - $511,000||26.02%|
|$511,001 - $767,000||18.59%|
|$767,001 - $1,023,000||2.43%|
|PEOPLE OF FAIR LAWN||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.18%|
|5 TO 17||16.61%|
|18 TO 24||6.38%|
|25 TO 34||12.03%|
|35 TO 54||28.80%|
|55 TO 64||15.51%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||15.48%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||92.23%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$95,808|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$42,275|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.56%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (13.37%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (11.14%)
Public Service (3.13%)
Information Technology (2.61%)
Real estate (2.02%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.18%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.19%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||4.01%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.74%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||12.55%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (14.67%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (60.81%)
Other Indo-European (1.54%)
Other Asian languages (1.46%)
Slavic languages (1.03%)
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