West New York is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 52,723 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, West New York is the 29th largest community in New Jersey. West New York has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Housing costs in West New York are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
West New York is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West New York is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West New York who work in office and administrative support (10.07%), sales jobs (8.99%), and food service (8.96%).
Also of interest is that West New York has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in West New York is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In West New York, the average commute to work is 37.28 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of West New York’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
For the size of the town, public transportation in West New York is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For West New York, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
In terms of college education, West New York is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.15% of adults in West New York have a college degree.
The per capita income in West New York in 2018 was $28,221, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,884 for a family of four. However, West New York contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West New York is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West New York home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in West New York, accounting for 76.40% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of West New York residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West New York include Italian, Irish, German, Russian, and English.
In addition, West New York has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (61.14%).
The most common language spoken in West New York is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Langs. of India.