Weehawken is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,009 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Weehawken is the 158th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Weehawken was built prior to World War II, 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 89.20% 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 (16.36%), business and financial occupations (13.03%), and teaching (9.91%).
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.
Weehawken, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.37 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small town, Weehawken has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other 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 58.27% 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 $66,688, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $266,752 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 35.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Weehawken include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
In addition, Weehawken has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.65%).
The most common language spoken in Weehawken is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.