Fanwood, NJ

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Fanwood Profile


Overview

Fanwood is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,651 people and just one neighborhood, Fanwood is the 263rd largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Fanwood 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.

Occupations and Workforce

Fanwood is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fanwood is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fanwood who work in management occupations (14.60%), sales jobs (11.70%), and healthcare (9.50%).

Also of interest is that Fanwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.


Setting & Lifestyle

In addition, Fanwood 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.

Because of many things, Fanwood 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, Fanwood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fanwood 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.

One downside of living in Fanwood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fanwood, the average commute to work is 36.17 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Fanwood is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Fanwood Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Fanwood, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Fanwood is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.75% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Fanwood in 2010 was $44,877, 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 $179,508 for a family of four.

Fanwood is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Fanwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fanwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fanwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.50% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fanwood include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Fanwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fanwood 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Fanwood 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 16.26

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Fanwood 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 10 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New Jersey

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Better than of NJ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
William J. Mcginn School
1100 Roosevelt Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076
KG-04
Evergreen School
2280 Evergreen Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076
PK-04
J. Ackerman Coles School
16 Kevin Road
Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076
PK-04
Howard B. Brunner School
721 Westfield Road
Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076
PK-04
School One
563 Willow Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076
PK-04
Terrill Middle School
1301 Terrill Road
Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076
05-08
Park Middle School
580 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076
05-08
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School
667 Westfield Road
Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 6.8% 35.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.4% 30.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.4% 5.3%

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