Glen Rock is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,707 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glen Rock is the 175th largest community in New Jersey.
Glen Rock home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Glen Rock real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Glen Rock is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 95.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glen Rock is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Rock who work in management occupations (19.60%), teaching (12.26%), and sales jobs (12.03%).
Also of interest is that Glen Rock has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Glen Rock telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.92% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Glen Rock 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.
Because of many things, Glen Rock 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, Glen Rock really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Glen Rock 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 Glen Rock is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Glen Rock, the average commute to work is 38.47 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 Glen Rock is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
If knowledge is power, Glen Rock is a pretty powerful place. 74.44% of the adults in Glen Rock 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 Glen Rock in 2018 was $70,032, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $280,128 for a family of four.
Glen Rock is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Glen Rock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glen Rock residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Glen Rock include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Glen Rock's cultural character, accounting for 15.18% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in Glen Rock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.