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Overview

Introduction to West New York, New Jersey

West New York, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 0 miles NE of Union City, New Jersey and 3 miles NW of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Jersey City metro area, West New York is home to some 45,768 residents.

West New York History

The original inhabitants of this area were the Lenni-Lenape, a Native American tribe. Europeans discovered the region sometime in the 16th century and by the 17th century they had taken control of the area and started settling in it. It was incorporated as a town in 1898 by an act of the New Jersey Legislature.

West New York and nearby Attractions

  • West New York Public Library
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Columbus Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Central Park Zoo

Things To Do In West New York

West New York has been marked out as an Urban Enterprise Zone by the state. The Bergenline Avenue is worth a visit, the presence of over 300 restaurants and retail stores makes it the state’s longest commercial. It is also known as the Miracle Mile. This avenue also falls on the route of local parades like the Memorial Day Parade.

West New York Transportation

Flights are available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

West New York Higher Education

The Hudson County Community College provides facilities for higher studies.

People

Total Population 51,860
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 25,783
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 38.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.3%
Median Earnings25+ $29,702
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,830
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,522

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,659
% Above Poverty Level 77.9%
% Below Poverty Level 22.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 12.2%
% Using Public Transportation 42.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,174
Median House Value $317,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 75.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 0.9%
Irish 2.4%

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

West New York Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 0 miles NE of Union City, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 3 miles NW of New York, New York
County Hudson
Standard Zip Codes 07093
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.787
Longitude -74.014

West New York 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 NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 2.5 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 NEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Station NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 9.4 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, West New York, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Monitor (07093)

Taurus (07093)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fairview 14,233 $61,565
Guttenberg 11,595 $60,163
North Bergen 62,570 $58,509
Secaucus 18,170 $97,222
Union City 68,656 $39,501
Weehawken 13,215 $94,336

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

West New York Public Libraries

Library
West New York Free Public Library
425 60TH ST.
West New York, New Jersey
(201) 295-5135

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Serves 1,779 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

West New York Colleges

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