Glen Rock is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,999 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glen Rock is the 175th largest community in New Jersey.
Glen Rock home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Glen Rock real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Glen Rock is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 93.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glen Rock is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Rock who work in management occupations (17.29%), sales jobs (16.54%), and business and financial occupations (12.13%).
Also of interest is that Glen Rock has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Glen Rock is also a borough of artists. Glen Rock has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Glen Rock’s character.
In addition, Glen Rock 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.
Glen Rock 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, Glen Rock’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Glen Rock, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.63 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.
In Glen Rock, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Glen Rock is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Glen Rock. 67.57% 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 Glen Rock in 2010 was $65,028, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $260,112 for a family of four.
Glen Rock is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Glen Rock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glen Rock residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Glen Rock include Irish, German, Russian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Glen Rock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.