Fair Lawn, NJ

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Living in Fair Lawn

Fair Lawn is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 32,896 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Fair Lawn is the 52nd largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Fair Lawn 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.

Fair Lawn is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fair Lawn is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fair Lawn who work in management occupations (14.42%), office and administrative support (10.56%), and sales jobs (9.57%).

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

Fair Lawn 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, Fair Lawn’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Fair Lawn, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.71 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.

For the size of the borough, public transportation in Fair Lawn is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Fair Lawn, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Fair Lawn. 56.54% 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 Fair Lawn in 2018 was $52,230, 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 $208,920 for a family of four.

Fair Lawn is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Fair Lawn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fair Lawn residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Fair Lawn also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.22% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fair Lawn include Italian, Russian, Polish, Irish, and German.

Fair Lawn also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.65%.

The most common language spoken in Fair Lawn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.