Weehawken, NJ
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Living in Weehawken


Weehawken is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,487 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Weehawken is the 158th largest community in New Jersey. Weehawken has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Weehawken home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Weehawken real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Weehawken is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Weehawken is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Weehawken who work in management occupations (13.31%), sales jobs (11.64%), and teaching (10.57%).

Of important note, Weehawken is also a town of artists. Weehawken has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Weehawken’s character.

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

One downside of living in Weehawken is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Weehawken, the average commute to work is 36.81 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. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Weehawken’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Even though Weehawken 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Weehawken. 57.11% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Weehawken in 2010 was $56,036, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $224,144 for a family of four. However, Weehawken contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Weehawken is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Weehawken home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Weehawken residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Weehawken also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.76% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Weehawken include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Weehawken has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (37.29%).

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