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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,737
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+9,373
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married54.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.8%
Median Earnings25+$55,651
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,672
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,159

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,188
% Above Poverty Level92.2%
% Below Poverty Level7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation29.1%

Housing

People Living Alone25.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,614
Median House Value$399,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.6%
Italian17.3%
Irish9.7%
German9.1%
Polish3.9%
Arab2.9%
English1.9%
Russian1.5%
Portuguese1.1%
Moroccan0.8%
Greek0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Egyptian0.7%
Turkish0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Swiss0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
US/American0.3%
African0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Czech0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Secaucus Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hudson County
Standard Zip Codes7094
P.O. Box Zip Codes7096
Phone Area Codes201,908,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.78
Approximate Longitude-74.06

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)

StationJERSEY CITY
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Guttenberg11,628$54,488
Hoboken53,136$177,088
North Bergen62,791$60,401
Union City68,965$41,703
Weehawken13,671$105,833
West New York52,407$50,278

Secaucus Public Libraries

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

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Secaucus Hospitals

Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital
(Government - Local)
595 County Avenue
(201) 319-3660
Hudson County Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital
(Government - Local)
595 County Avenue
(201) 369-5252
Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center
(Proprietary)
55 Meadowlands Parkway
(201) 392-3100

Secaucus Public Schools

Clarendon No 4
685 Fifth St
ZIP: 7094
(201) 974-2012
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Huber St No 3
1520 Paterson Plank Rd
ZIP: 7094
(201) 974-2055
Primary
Total Enrollment 690
Hudson Co Youth House
635 County Avenue
ZIP: 7094
(201) 319-5920
High
Secaucus High School
11 Mill Ridge Road
ZIP: 7094
(201) 974-2033
High
Total Enrollment 540
Secaucus Middle School
11 Mill Ridge Road
ZIP: 7094
(201) 974-2025
Middle
Total Enrollment 376
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