Teaneck, NJ
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Living in Teaneck


Teaneck is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 40,284 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 87.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Teaneck is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Teaneck who work in management occupations (18.40%), sales jobs (11.26%), and office and administrative support (9.68%).

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.

Because of many things, Teaneck 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, Teaneck really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Teaneck 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 Teaneck, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.62 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 addition, the town is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense 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 57.43% 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 2018 was $48,654, 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 $194,616 for a family of four.

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 18.85% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Teaneck include German, Polish, Italian, Russian, and Irish.

In addition, Teaneck has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.63%).

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