Secaucus, NJ
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Living in Secaucus


Secaucus is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 21,893 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 87.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Secaucus is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Secaucus who work in office and administrative support (12.82%), management occupations (12.82%), and computer science and math (10.67%).

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 32.22 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Secaucus is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Secaucus area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Secaucus are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.20% 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 2018 was $46,922, 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 $187,688 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 21.84% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Secaucus include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Greek.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Secaucus's cultural character, accounting for 35.41% of the town’s population.

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