Weehawken, NJ
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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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

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.

In Weehawken, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.81 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. In addition, the town is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

In Weehawken, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Weehawken is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Weehawken is a pretty powerful place. 57.11% of the adults in Weehawken have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Weehawken's cultural character, accounting for 37.29% of the town’s population.

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