Teaneck, NJ
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Teaneck is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 40,954 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Teaneck is the 41st largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Teaneck 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.

Teaneck is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Teaneck is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Teaneck who work in management occupations (14.99%), office and administrative support (11.78%), and sales jobs (11.20%).

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

One downside of living in Teaneck is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Teaneck, the average commute to work is 33.70 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Teaneck’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Teaneck is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Teaneck area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Teaneck, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Teaneck is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.39% 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 Teaneck in 2010 was $41,470, 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 $165,880 for a family of four. However, Teaneck contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Teaneck is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Teaneck home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Teaneck residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Teaneck also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.11% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Teaneck include Italian, Polish, Russian, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Teaneck's cultural character, accounting for 24.29% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Teaneck is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.