Teaneck, NJ
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Teaneck is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 41,312 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 87.84% 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 (17.82%), office and administrative support (10.94%), and sales jobs (9.98%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Teaneck 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Teaneck has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Teaneck’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Teaneck, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.66 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Teaneck use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Teaneck‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Teaneck is a pretty powerful place. 56.43% of the adults in Teaneck 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 Teaneck in 2010 was $45,910, 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 $183,640 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 19.13% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Teaneck include Polish, German, Russian, Irish, and Italian.

In addition, Teaneck has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.41%).

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