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 20,742 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.

One downside of living in Secaucus is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Secaucus, the average commute to work is 32.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Secaucus use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Secaucus‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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 2010 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.

In addition, Secaucus has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (35.41%).

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