Tenafly, NJ
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Living in Tenafly


Tenafly is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,900 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tenafly is the 136th largest community in New Jersey.

Tenafly home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Tenafly real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Tenafly is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 94.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tenafly is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tenafly who work in management occupations (20.80%), healthcare (14.41%), and sales jobs (12.40%).

Also of interest is that Tenafly has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Tenafly is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Tenafly 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, Tenafly really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Tenafly 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 Tenafly is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Tenafly, the average commute to work is 39.85 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Tenafly is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Tenafly. 79.18% 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 Tenafly in 2010 was $71,998, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $287,992 for a family of four.

Tenafly is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Tenafly home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tenafly residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Tenafly also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.97% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tenafly include Irish, Italian, Russian, German, and Polish.

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