Saddle River is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 3,351 people and just one neighborhood, Saddle River is the 369th largest community in New Jersey.
Saddle River home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Saddle River real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Saddle River is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 96.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Saddle River is a borough of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saddle River who work in management occupations (30.27%), sales jobs (14.11%), and healthcare (13.77%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.13% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Because of many things, Saddle River is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Saddle River 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, Saddle River has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Saddle River’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Saddle River. 69.47% 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 Saddle River in 2018 was $116,296, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $465,184 for a family of four.
Saddle River is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Saddle River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Saddle River residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Saddle River include Italian, Polish, Irish, Greek, and Russian.
In addition, Saddle River has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.50%).
The most common language spoken in Saddle River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the neighborhood is wealthier than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood.
In addition, if you are planning to retire in New Jersey, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in New Jersey, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 97.0% of neighborhoods in NJ. If a New Jersey retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.
One way that the neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Greek and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 9.7% have Russian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Langs. of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Saddle River are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 61.0% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 67.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (8.4%), and 3.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 75.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Saddle River, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (31.8%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (12.7%), and residents who report Asian roots (12.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (11.3%), along with some Greek ancestry residents (10.9%), among others. In addition, 23.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (59.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (70.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.