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. There are an estimated 13,501 people in Weehawken.

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 Lenap 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.


Total Population 13,113
Male Share of the Population 53.8%
Female Share of the Population 46.2%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,628
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 44%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.6%
Median Earnings25+ $48,848
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,210
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,860


Median Family Income $90,357
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.7%
% Using Public Transportation 48.3%


People Living Alone 34.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,222
Median House Value $479,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.8%
US/American 0.5%
English 2.9%
Irish 10%

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


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

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
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
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 11,397 $55,522
Hoboken 51,979 $140,896
North Bergen 62,114 $56,751
Secaucus 17,614 $95,833
Union City 68,001 $41,121
West New York 51,511 $45,960

Weehawken Public Libraries

Weehawken Free Public Library
Weehawken, New Jersey
(201) 863-7823
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