Weehawken is a medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 17,197 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Weehawken is the 114th 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 townships 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 township, with fully 87.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Weehawken is a township of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Weehawken who work in management occupations (16.26%), business and financial occupations (12.82%), and office and administrative support (9.86%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Weehawken telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.55% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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". 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Weehawken, the average commute to work is 39.17 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Weehawken. 61.66% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Weehawken in 2018 was $68,212, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $272,848 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 34.26% of the township’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Weehawken include Italian, Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.
Weehawken also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 39.78%.
The most common language spoken in Weehawken is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.