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Overview

Introduction to Teaneck, New Jersey

Teaneck, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 6 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey and 11 miles N of New York, New York. The town is part of the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan statistical area.

Teaneck History

On February 19, 1895, Teaneck was formed. Originally, part of this town belonged to the Ridgefield and Englewood Townships. It was incorporated on February 19, 1895 as a township. Though the meaning and origin of the name Teaneck is not known, many believe that it is after a Native American term meaning "the woods." However, others are of the opinion that the town of Teaneck was named after the Teneycks, a Dutch family that resided here.

Teaneck and nearby Attractions

  • Dahnert's Lake County Park
  • Morningside Park
  • Belskie Museum of Art and Science
  • Bergenfield Museum
  • Palisades Interstate Park
  • Riverbank State Park

Things To Do In Teaneck

There are several amusement parks in and around Teaneck. The town also offers a number of outdoor activities. Summer band concerts are organized each year in the Votee Park Band Shell. In addition, movies are shown in Votee Park.

Teaneck Transportation

La Guardia International is the closest major airport.

Teaneck Higher Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University is the local university.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,668
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+19,098
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married51.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.8%
Median Earnings25+$56,196
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,258
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,574
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation19.1%

Housing

People Living Alone20.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,376
Median House Value$387,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.6%
West Indian5.6%
Russian5%
Polish4.7%
Irish4.2%
Italian3.9%
Jamaican2.9%
English2.4%
African1.7%
Hungarian1.2%
Israeli1.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.8%
Haitian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Guyanese0.5%
Ghanaian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Moroccan0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Greek0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
British0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Belgian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Syrian0.1%
German0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
South African0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Teaneck Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7666
Phone Area Codes201
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.88
Approximate Longitude-74.01

Teaneck Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationNEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp51 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches
StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance11.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bergenfield27,513$96,662
Bogota8,348$83,966
Englewood28,184$91,039
Hackensack44,271$67,043
Maywood9,726$96,667
River Edge11,586$143,309

Teaneck Public Libraries

Teaneck Public Library
840 TEANECK ROAD
Teaneck, New Jersey
(201) 837-4171

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Teaneck Hospitals

Holy Name Hospital
(Non-profit)
718 Teaneck Road
(201) 833-3000

Teaneck Public Schools

Teaneck High School
100 Elizabeth St
ZIP: 7666
(201) 833-5400
High
Total Enrollment 1295
James Russell Lowell Elementary School
1025 Lincoln Place
ZIP: 7666
(201) 833-5550
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
655 Teaneck Rd
ZIP: 7666
(201) 833-5471
Middle
Total Enrollment 567
Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary School
201 Fycke Lane
ZIP: 7666
(201) 833-5540
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Teaneck Community Charter School
563 Chestnut Avenue
ZIP: 7666
(201) 833-9600
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
William Cullen Bryant School
1 Tryon Avenue
ZIP: 7666
(201) 833-5546
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
John Greenleaf Whittier Elementary School
491 W Englewood Avenue
ZIP: 7666
(201) 833-5535
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Benjamin Franklin Middle School
1315 Taft Road
ZIP: 7666
(201) 833-5451
Middle
Total Enrollment 494

Teaneck Private Schools

The Community School
11 W Forest Ave
ZIP: 7666
Elementary
Total Enrollment 134
Montessori Plus Academy
278 Willow St
ZIP: 7666
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Community High School
1135 Teaneck Rd
ZIP: 7666
Secondary
Total Enrollment 184
Torah Academy Of Bergen County
1600 Queen Anne Rd
ZIP: 7666
Secondary
Total Enrollment 283
Wilbert F Mays Seventh-day Adventist School
405 Englewood Ave
ZIP: 7666
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
Sinai School At Ma'ayanot
1650 Palisade Ave
ZIP: 7666
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1
Ief-al-ghazaly High School
441 North St
ZIP: 7666
Secondary
Total Enrollment 234
Karasick Shalem High School At Tabc
1600 Queen Anne Rd
ZIP: 7666
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Maayanot Yeshiva High School For Girls
1650 Palisade Avenue
ZIP: 7666
Secondary
Total Enrollment 251
Sinai High School For Boys
1600 Queen Anne Rd
ZIP: 7666
Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
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