Glen Ridge, NJ

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Glen Ridge Profile


Overview

Glen Ridge is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,660 people and just one neighborhood, Glen Ridge is the 258th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Glen Ridge was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Glen Ridge home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Glen Ridge real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Glen Ridge is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 93.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glen Ridge is a borough of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Ridge who work in management occupations (22.57%), sales jobs (12.81%), and office and administrative support (12.15%).

Of important note, Glen Ridge is also a borough of artists. Glen Ridge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Glen Ridge’s character.

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

A relatively large number of people in Glen Ridge telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.81% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.


Setting & Lifestyle

In addition, Glen Ridge is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Glen Ridge is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Glen Ridge a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Glen Ridge has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Glen Ridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Glen Ridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.52 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Glen Ridge 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.

Glen Ridge Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Glen Ridge, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Glen Ridge is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 72.46% 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 Glen Ridge in 2010 was $74,549, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $298,196 for a family of four.

Glen Ridge is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Glen Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glen Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Glen Ridge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.36% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glen Ridge include Irish, Polish, English, and German.

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

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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Housing Market Details

 

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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. 1 Condition Alert 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
Glen Ridge 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Glen Ridge VIOLENT CRIMES

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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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Glen Ridge 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 16.26

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Glen Ridge 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

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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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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
Linden Avenue School
205 Linden Ave
Glen Ridge, NJ, 07028
PK-02
Ridgewood Avenue School
235 Ridgewood Ave
Glen Ridge, NJ, 07028
03-06
Forest Avenue School
287 Forest Ave
Glen Ridge, NJ, 07028
PK-02
Glen Ridge High School
200 Ridgewood Ave
Glen Ridge, NJ, 07028
07-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 0.2% 35.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.2% 30.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 5.3%

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