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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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Fair Lawn is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Fair Lawn really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fair Lawn perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.
If knowledge is power, Fair Lawn is a pretty powerful place. 50.65% of the adults in Fair Lawn have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.
In addition, Fair Lawn has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (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||$398,654|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,458|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $51,000||1.62%|
|$51,001 - $101,000||0.58%|
|$101,001 - $202,000||1.68%|
|$202,001 - $303,000||9.66%|
|$303,001 - $404,000||38.61%|
|$404,001 - $505,000||26.02%|
|$505,001 - $758,000||18.59%|
|$758,001 - $1,010,000||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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