Teaneck, New Jersey - Facts & Figures
Teaneck, New Jersey, is technically a suburb of the New York metropolitan area. In its past, Teaneck has been the site of much activity as a crossroads for many types of transportation. It was a thoroughfare for both armies during the Revolutionary War, with forces occupying many of the homes there. After the war, Teaneck became a farming town, providing food to nearby New York. Many New Yorkers built homes in Teaneck and began commuting. Today, residents are still often commuters, though Teaneck is no longer focused on farming.
The city has four commercial districts: Cedar Lane, North Teaneck Road, West Englewood Avenue/The Plaza, and Queen Anne Road/DeGraw Avenue. Both Holy Name Medical Center and the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, the largest private university in the state, are located in Teaneck. Teaneck's population is diverse. It was the first community in the country with a white majority to voluntarily desegregate its public schools, and today they have a large Jewish and African-American community.
- Population: 39,274
- Industries: Health care; Educational services; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Finance and insurance; Construction; Accommodation and food services; Social assistance; Broadcasting and telecommunications
- Area Codes: 201
- ZIP Codes: 07666, 07688
- Surrounding Cities: Passaic, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bogota borough, NJ; Englewood, NJ; Hackensack, NJ; Leonia borough, NJ; Bergenfield borough, NJ; Ridgefield Park, NJ; Maywood borough, NJ; River Edge borough, NJ