Teaneck is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 40,284 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Teaneck is the 41st largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Teaneck 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.
Teaneck is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Teaneck is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Teaneck who work in management occupations (18.90%), sales jobs (11.14%), and healthcare (9.23%).
Also of interest is that Teaneck has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Teaneck is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Teaneck 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Teaneck has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Teaneck’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Teaneck, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.49 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. In addition, the town is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Teaneck is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Teaneck, 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 Teaneck. 56.13% 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 Teaneck in 2018 was $49,171, 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 $196,684 for a family of four.
Teaneck is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Teaneck home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Teaneck residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Teaneck also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.15% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Teaneck include Eastern European, Polish, German, Italian, and Irish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Teaneck's cultural character, accounting for 23.12% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Teaneck is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.