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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Secaucus is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (14.65%), office and administrative support (13.90%), and business and financial occupations (10.07%).

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.

In Secaucus, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.94 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small town, Secaucus has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Secaucus are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.62% of adults in Secaucus have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Secaucus in 2010 was $39,822, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,288 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 17.99% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Secaucus include Irish, German, Polish, and Greek.

In addition, Secaucus has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.07%).

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