Kendall Park, NJ


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Kendall Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,715 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Kendall Park is the 215th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Kendall Park 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.

Kendall Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kendall Park is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kendall Park who work in office and administrative support (14.59%), management occupations (12.84%), and teaching (9.49%).

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

Because of many things, Kendall Park 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, Kendall Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Kendall Park 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 Kendall Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.41 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 Kendall Park is a smaller town, 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.

The citizens of Kendall Park are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.25% of adults in Kendall Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kendall Park in 2010 was $44,736, 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 $178,944 for a family of four.

Kendall Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kendall Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kendall Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kendall Park include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Kendall Park's cultural character, accounting for 25.39% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Kendall Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Gujarathi and Spanish.