Glen Rock is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,829 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 95.46% 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 (20.36%), sales jobs (14.27%), and business and financial occupations (12.84%).
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.
In addition, Glen Rock 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, Glen Rock is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Glen Rock 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 Rock has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 36.78 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.
Even though Glen Rock 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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Glen Rock, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Glen Rock is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 72.88% 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 Rock in 2010 was $69,832, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $279,328 for a family of four.
Glen Rock is a very 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, Italian, German, Polish, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Glen Rock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.