Weehawken is a medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 17,287 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Weehawken is the 114th 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 townships.
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.
Of important note, Weehawken is also a township 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.15% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Weehawken, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the township.
In addition to being popular with young singles, Weehawken is also home to many people who can be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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 38.53 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the township, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly township. 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 township, 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Weehawken, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Weehawken is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.53% 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 Weehawken in 2018 was $70,216, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $280,864 for a family of four. However, Weehawken contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Weehawken is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. 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 35.33% of the township’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Weehawken include Italian, Irish, German, Russian, and English.
Weehawken also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 40.08%.
The most common language spoken in Weehawken is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.