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 95.44% 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 (20.08%), sales jobs (13.62%), and teaching (12.26%).
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". 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, Glen Rock 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, Glen Rock really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Glen Rock 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 Glen Rock, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.19 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.
If knowledge is power, Glen Rock is a pretty powerful place. 73.75% of the adults in Glen Rock 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 Glen Rock in 2010 was $66,702, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $266,808 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, Russian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Glen Rock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.