|• Total||6.04 km2 (2.33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||449 m (1,473 ft)|
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (Central European Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)|
|Surrounded by||Bachs, Hochfelden, Höri, Niederglatt, Stadel bei Niederglatt, Steinmaur|
|Twin towns||Präz (Switzerland)|
Neerach is first mentioned between 1160 and 1169 as Neracho. In 1149, Ried was mentioned as Riete.
Neerach has an area of 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi). Of this area, 64.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 5.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 17.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (12.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is composed of the two villages of Neerach and Ried.
Neerach has a population (as of 31 December 2020) of 3,229. As of 2007[update], 9.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 30.2%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (92.9%), with French being second most common (1.6%) and English being third (1.6%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is as follows: children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 21% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 70% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 9%. In Neerach about 86.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Neerach has an unemployment rate of 1.34%. As of 2005[update], there were 63 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 23 businesses involved in this sector. 111 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 29 businesses in this sector. 310 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 112 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
- Neerach in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 03-Aug-2009
- "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". bfs.admin.ch (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
- Official website (in German)