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WEEHAWKEN, NJ Community Information

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History:

Weehawken was formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 15, 1859, from portions of Hoboken and North Bergen. A portion of Weehawken was relinquished to Hoboken 15 years later. Its written history began in 1609 when Henry Hudson, on his third voyage to the New World, sailed up what was later named The North River on the Half Moon and weighed anchor in Weehawken Cove. At the time it was the territory of the Hackensack and Tappan, of the Turtle Clan, or Unami, a branch of the Lenni Lenape. They were displaced by immigrants to the province of New Netherland, who had begun to settle the west bank of the Hudson at Pavonia in 1630. On May 11, 1647, Maryn Adriansen received a patent for a plantation (of 169 acres) at Awiehaken. In 1658, Director-General of New Netherland Peter Stuyvesant negotiated a deal with the Lenape to purchase all the land from "the great rock above Wiehacken", west to Sikakes (Secaucus) and south to Konstapels Hoeck (Constable Hook). In 1661, Weehawken became part of Bergen when it (and most of northeastern New Jersey) came under the jurisdiction of the court at Bergen Square. In 1674, New Netherland was ceded to the British, and the town became part of the Province of East Jersey. Most habitation was along the top of the cliffs since much of the low-lying areas were marshland. Descriptions from the period speak of the dense foliage and forests and excellent land for growing vegetables and orchard fruits. In 1752, Weehawken was given its first official grant for ferry service (although boats had been crossing the river long before that); the ferry house was north of Hoboken and was primarily used for farm produce, and likely was sold at the Greenwich Village landing that became Weehawken Street.

General Information:

Town Name: Weehawken
City Hall:
Address: 400 Park Ave, Weehawken NJ 07086
Phone Number: 201-319-6000
Land Area:
Distance to NYC: 9 miles
Town Website: http://www.weehawken-nj.us/
Library Website: http://www.bccls.org
Water Service:
Gas & Electric: PSE & G
Population: 15,340 Population Density / Mile: 18,645
Median Age: 39.78 Number of Households: 7,086
Average Household Size: 2.164 Households with Children: 1,450
Median Household Income: $88,457 Annual Residential Turnover: 0
Population: 15,340 Population Density / Mile: 18,645
% Change in Population Since 2010: 9.15% Male Population: 7,534
Female Population: 7,807 Median Age: 39.78
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Number of Households: 7,086 Average Household Size: 2.164
Households with Children: 1,450 Households without Children: 2,385
Family Households: 3,835 Non-Family Households: 703
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Median Household Income: $88,457 Average Household Income: $130,565
Per Capita Income: $60,321 Average Total Household Expenditure: $49,636
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Educational Climate Index: 4

1 = Low, 5 = High

The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

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Annual Precipitation: 46.33 Average January Low Temperature: 22.7
Average January High Temperature: 36.4 Average July Low Temperature: 68
Average July High Temperature: 82.5  
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EATING - DRINKING  45 Locations
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HOSPITALITY  1 Locations
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SHOPPING  42 Locations
TRAVEL  4 Locations
School Information:
DANIEL WEBSTER NO. 2 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
THEODORE ROOSEVELT NO. 5 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
WEEHAWKEN HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Daniel Webster #2 (Elementary School) View Report
Theodore Roosevelt #5 (Elementary School) View Report
Weehawken High (Secondary School) View Report

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