Secaucus, NJ
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Secaucus is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 19,104 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Secaucus is the 119th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Secaucus are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Secaucus is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Secaucus is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Secaucus who work in management occupations (15.40%), office and administrative support (13.99%), and computer science and math (9.41%).

Also of interest is that Secaucus has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Secaucus, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.89 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.

Even though Secaucus is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Secaucus is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.81% of adults in Secaucus have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Secaucus in 2010 was $41,318, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $165,272 for a family of four. However, Secaucus contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Secaucus is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Secaucus home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Secaucus residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Secaucus also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.02% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Secaucus include Irish, German, Polish, and Portuguese.

In addition, Secaucus has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.13%).

The most common language spoken in Secaucus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.