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Glen Rock, NJ
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Glen Rock profile


Living in Glen Rock



Glen Rock is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 12,039 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glen Rock is the 158th 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.

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.

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 25.88% 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, Glen Rock is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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.

In Glen Rock, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.28 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.

Despite being a small borough, Glen Rock has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Glen Rock, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Glen Rock is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 75.63% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Glen Rock in 2018 was $69,106, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $276,424 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 Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Eastern European.

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