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Overview

Introduction to Weehawken, New Jersey

Weehawken, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 1 mile S of Union City, New Jersey and 3 miles NW of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Jersey City metropolitan area.

Weehawken History

The township of Weehawken was formed on March 15, 1859. Prior to that, the area was a part of Hoboken and North Bergen. Weehawken derived its name from a Delaware Indian term meaning "place of gulls." The term is also translated as "rocks that look like trees" and "maize land." It was originally inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans.

Weehawken and nearby Attractions

  • Hoboken Historical Museum
  • Empire State Building
  • King's Bluff
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Morningside Park
  • Riverside Park

Things To Do In Weehawken

While staying at Weehawken, you can spend your leisure at the Weehawken Waterfront Park, which offers numerous recreational facilities. The town is also home to several historical sites. In addition, Weehawken organizes an array of recreational programs both for its residents and visitors every year.

Weehawken Transportation

The nearest major airport is Newark International.

Weehawken Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Touro College, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Stevens Institute of Technology, CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY College of Optometry, CUNY Graduate Center and many other colleges.

People

Total Population 13,215
Male Share of the Population 52.4%
Female Share of the Population 47.6%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 7,345
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.8%
Median Earnings25+ $55,888
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,650
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,789

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,336
% Above Poverty Level 89.6%
% Below Poverty Level 10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.8%
% Using Public Transportation 46.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,269
Median House Value $491,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.2%
US/American 0.4%
English 3%
Irish 10.6%

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

Weehawken Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 0 miles S of Union City, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 3 miles NW of New York, New York
County Hudson
Standard Zip Codes 07086, 07087
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.769
Longitude -74.02

Weehawken 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 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 3 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 NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bergenline (07087)

Summit Avenue (07087)

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
Secaucus 18,170 $97,222
Union City 68,656 $39,501
West New York 51,860 $46,659

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

Weehawken Public Libraries

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Weehawken Free Public Library
49 HAUXHURST AVENUE
Weehawken, New Jersey
(201) 863-7823
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Weehawken High Schools

WEEHAWKEN HIGH
53 LIBERTY PLACE
201-867-1774
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 562 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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