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 14,225 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 89.22% 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 (15.72%), business and financial occupations (11.95%), and sales jobs (11.02%).

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 Weehawken, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.10 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Weehawken is a pretty powerful place. 57.36% 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 $62,980, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $251,920 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 36.04% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Weehawken include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

Weehawken also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.95%.

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