Tenafly, NJ
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Tenafly profile


Living in Tenafly


Tenafly is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 15,409 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Tenafly is the 124th 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 93.53% 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 (17.36%), healthcare (13.88%), and business and financial occupations (13.41%).

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

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Tenafly is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Tenafly 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 borough’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, Tenafly’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Tenafly, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.75 minutes every day commuting to work. However, 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.

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. 80.62% 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 2018 was $76,978, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $307,912 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 10.30% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tenafly include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Eastern European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Tenafly's cultural character, accounting for 34.74% of the borough’s population.

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