Teaneck is a medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 41,631 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Teaneck is the 42nd 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.
Of important note, Teaneck is also a township of artists. Teaneck has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Teaneck’s character.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Teaneck telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.67% 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.
Teaneck 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 township’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, 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 33.71 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 township 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the township are by private automobile, Teaneck is somewhat unusual for a township of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Teaneck area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Teaneck, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Teaneck is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.59% 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 Teaneck in 2018 was $54,381, 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 $217,524 for a family of four.
Teaneck is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. 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 24.55% of the township’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Teaneck include Eastern European, Polish, Italian, German, and Jamaican.
In addition, Teaneck has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.70%).
The most common language spoken in Teaneck is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.