Weehawken, NJ
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Weehawken profile


Living in Weehawken


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. 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 89.20% 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". While both of these categories describe educated professionals, urban sophisticates are quite a different demographic. Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Weehawken is a pretty powerful place. 58.27% 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 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.

Weehawken also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 36.65%.

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