Fair Lawn 81 Exceptional
Fair Lawn Livability #63 ranked city in New Jersey#3,057 ranked city in the USARanks better than 89% of areas
A+ Fair Lawn Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Fair Lawn Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% higher than New Jersey
Fair Lawn
13636% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12323% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fair Lawn cost of living
A+ Fair Lawn Crime Total crime is 52% lower than New Jersey
Total crime
73570% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 13770% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-24%Year over year crime is down
Fair Lawn crime
B+ Fair Lawn Employment Household income is 39% higher than New Jersey
Median household income
$102,71686% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$42,44442% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%22% lower than the US average
Fair Lawn employment
F Fair Lawn Housing Home value is 25% higher than New Jersey
Median home value
$396,800115% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,46354% higher than the US average
Home ownership
79%25% higher than the US average
Fair Lawn real estate or Fair Lawn rentals
A Fair Lawn Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
65%31% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:1equal to the US average
Fair Lawn K-12 schools
A+ Fair Lawn User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Fair Lawn
Overall user rating
84% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
90% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Fair Lawn, NJ

      Fair Lawn, New Jersey is a mid-sized city with a population of 33,205 inhabitants. With a population density of 6,466 people per square mile, Fair Lawn is well above the nation's average density level. At 82%, the majority of the Fair Lawn population is White; this is followed by 12% Asian and 2% Black. 80% of the people in Fair Lawn (over the age of 15) are married and 54% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Fair Lawn, New Jersey could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Fair Lawn, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and more.

      Fair Lawn has a livability score of 75/100 and is ranked #68 in New Jersey and #5,046 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Fair Lawn could be a great choice! For each of the livability categories, we know that Fair Lawn ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A) and employment (B+). There are some categories that Fair Lawn ranks poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Fair Lawn, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 68 crimes per 100,000 residents, Fair Lawn has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Fair Lawn. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Fair Lawn are affordable. The median home price for Fair Lawn homes is $396,800, which is 25.4% higher than the New Jersey average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Fair Lawn, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 9.3% lower than the New Jersey average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Fair Lawn area were 5.3% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.6%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Fair Lawn transportation information

      StatisticFair LawnNew JerseyNational
      Average one way commute31min31min26min
      Workers who drive to work71.2%71.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.2%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit13.9%11.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home4.3%4.1%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Fair Lawn, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).