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 14,641 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Tenafly a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Tenafly has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.

In Tenafly, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.85 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

If knowledge is power, Tenafly is a pretty powerful place. 79.18% of the adults in Tenafly 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 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.