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Overview

Introduction to Secaucus, New Jersey

Secaucus, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 1 miles W of Union City, New Jersey and 5 miles NW of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Jersey City metropolitan area.

Secaucus History

Secaucus was originally formed as a borough from portions of North Bergen on March 12, 1900. In June 1917, it was reincorporated as a town. In the early parts of the 20th century, Secaucus became home to a number of pig farms, slaughterhouses, rendering plants, and junk yards. This gave it the reputation of being one of the most odorous towns in the New York metropolitan area. However, in 2008, the New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Secaucus among the 15 best places to live in New Jersey.

Secaucus and nearby Attractions

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Secaucus Yards
  • Empire State Building
  • Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church
  • Anderson Creek
  • Schmidts Woods Park

Things To Do In Secaucus

The Secaucus Yards and the Secaucus Station are some of the important locations in the town that are worth paying a visit to. Secaucus is also near many of New York’s attractions like the George Washington Bridge, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Empire State Building, and the New York Botanical Gardens. While at Secaucus, one can also visit the several churches around the town, or spend a day beside the Anderson Creek, the Penhorn Creek or the Cromakill Creek. There are also quite a few amusement parks and shopping plazas that offer a variety of entertainment opportunities.

Secaucus Transportation

Newark International Airport is nearby.

Secaucus Higher Education

Residents can pursue higher education at the Stevens Institute Of Technology, the Hudson County Community College, the Saint Peters College, the Fashion Institute Of Technology, and the New School University.

People

Total Population 18,170
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 8,973
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 53%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.8%
Median Earnings25+ $54,904
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,282
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,003

Wealth

Median Family Income $97,222
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 26.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,599
Median House Value $394,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 1.6%
Irish 10%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Secaucus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles W of Union City, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 5 miles NW of New York, New York
County Hudson
Standard Zip Codes 07094
P.O. Box Zip Codes 07096
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.789
Longitude -74.056

Secaucus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JERSEY CITY
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 68 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station NY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Secaucus, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Meadows (07096)

Plaza (07096)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Guttenberg 11,595 $60,163
Hoboken 52,452 $165,648
North Bergen 62,570 $58,509
Union City 68,656 $39,501
Weehawken 13,215 $94,336
West New York 51,860 $46,659

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Secaucus Public Libraries

Library
Secaucus Free Public Library
1379 PATERSON PLANK ROAD
Secaucus, New Jersey
(201) 330-2083

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Secaucus Hospitals

LIBERTYHEALTH-MEADOWLANDS HOSPITAL CAMPUS
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
55 MEADOWLANDS PKWY
(201) 392-3100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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