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 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 32.66 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Teaneck. 56.43% 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 $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.

Teaneck also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.41%.

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