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 40,619 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.

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 32.62 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.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Teaneck is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Teaneck, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Teaneck. 57.43% 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 2010 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Teaneck's cultural character, accounting for 22.63% of the town’s population.

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