Teaneck, NJ


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Teaneck is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 40,954 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 89.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Teaneck is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Teaneck who work in management occupations (13.77%), office and administrative support (13.15%), and sales jobs (9.65%).

Of important note, Teaneck is also a town of artists. Teaneck has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Teaneck’s character.

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.

One downside of living in Teaneck, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.73 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Teaneck is a pretty powerful place. 56.14% 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 $40,799, 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 $163,196 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 18.68% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Teaneck include German, Russian, Italian, and Irish.

Teaneck also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.53%.

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