Secaucus is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 22,181 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Secaucus is the 91st 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 87.69% 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 (14.00%), computer science and math (13.57%), and office and administrative support (10.09%).
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.16% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In Secaucus, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.63 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.
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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Secaucus, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Secaucus is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.94% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Secaucus in 2018 was $52,428, 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 $209,712 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 19.47% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Secaucus include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.
In addition, Secaucus has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.70%).
The most common language spoken in Secaucus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.