Upper Saddle River is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,266 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Upper Saddle River is the 235th largest community in New Jersey.
Upper Saddle River home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Upper Saddle River real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Upper Saddle River has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Upper Saddle River is also a borough of artists. Upper Saddle River has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Upper Saddle River’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 25.65% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Upper Saddle River 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, Upper Saddle River’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Upper Saddle River, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.53 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.
Despite being a small borough, Upper Saddle River has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Upper Saddle River, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Upper Saddle River is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 71.31% 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 Upper Saddle River in 2018 was $102,675, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $410,700 for a family of four.
Upper Saddle River is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Upper Saddle River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Upper Saddle River residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Upper Saddle River include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.
In addition, Upper Saddle River has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.78%).
The most common language spoken in Upper Saddle River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Korean.