Teaneck is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 40,284 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 89.02% 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 (18.90%), sales jobs (11.14%), and healthcare (9.23%).
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.
Teaneck is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 33.49 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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Teaneck, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Teaneck is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.13% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Teaneck in 2018 was $49,171, 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 $196,684 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 18.15% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Teaneck include Eastern European, Polish, German, Italian, and Irish.
Teaneck also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.12%.
The most common language spoken in Teaneck is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.