Teaneck is a medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 41,246 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Teaneck is the 42nd 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 township, with fully 87.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Teaneck is a township of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Teaneck who work in management occupations (18.07%), sales jobs (10.46%), and teaching (8.57%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Teaneck telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.78% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, 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.
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 33.63 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the township, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly township. Many of Teaneck’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Teaneck. 54.25% 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 Teaneck in 2018 was $50,095, 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 $200,380 for a family of four.
Teaneck is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. 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 22.78% of the township’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Teaneck include Polish, Eastern European, German, Italian, and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Teaneck's cultural character, accounting for 25.77% of the township’s population.
The most common language spoken in Teaneck is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.