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Weehawken(07086), NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town 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(07086)
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

Demographics

Quick Facts

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
Median Years in Residence:
Annual Residential Turnover: 0
Median Dwelling Age: 1965

Population

Population: 15,340
Population Density / Mile: 18,645
Change in Population Since 2000: 9.15%
Male Population: 7,534
Female Population: 7,807
Median Age: 39.78

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 1355
5-9 years: 931
10-14 years: 794
15-19 years: 558
20-24 years: 602
25-29 years: 758
30-34 years: 1187
35-39 years: 1554
40-44 years: 1471
45-49 years: 1202
50-54 years: 1084
55-59 years: 980
60-64 years: 837
65-69 years: 665
70-74 years: 492
75-79 years: 359
80-84 years: 275
85+ years: 237

Households

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

Marital Status

Never Married: 4668
Now Married: 5783
Separated: 280
Widowed: 498
Divorced: 1032

Income

Median Household Income: $88,457
Average Household Income: $130,565
Per Capita Income: $60,321
Median Disposable Income: $74,597
Average Total Household Expenditure: $49,636
Average Household Net Worth:

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $72,756
25-44 years: $105,136
45-64 years: $97,667
Over 64 years: $42,097

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 356
$10,000-$15,000 181
$15,000-$20,000 245
$20,000-$25,000 291
$25,000-$30,000 206
$30,000-$35,000 230
$35,000-$40,000 162
$40,000-$45,000 185
$45,000-$50,000 198
$50,000-$60,000 437
$60,000-$75,000 627
$75,000-$100,000 722
$100,000-$125,000 774
$125,000-$150,000 484
$150,000-$200,000 745
$200,000-$250,000 696
$250,000-$500,000 298
$500,000 up 249

Education

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.

Level of Education

No High School: 651
Some High School: 533
High School Grad: 2016
Some College: 1265
Associate Degree: 577
Bachelors Degree: 3564
Graduate Degree: 2496

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 64
Blue Collar: 36

Employment By Industry

Agricultural, Foresty, Fishing 0
Mining 46
Construction 280
Manufacturing 414
Transportation and Communications 8
Wholesale Trade 83
Retail Trade 758
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 1185
Services 505
Public Administration 774
Unclassified 136

Geography

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

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 127
Lead 56
Nitrogen Oxide 167
Ozone 76
Particulate Matter 105
Air Pollution 106

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 19 Locations
Automotive Services 3 Locations
Banks - Financial 4 Locations
Eating - Drinking 44 Locations
Government - Public 6 Locations
Health Care Services 2 Locations
Hospitality 1 Locations
Organizations - Associations 7 Locations
Personal Services 19 Locations
Pet Services 2 Locations
Shopping 42 Locations
Travel 4 Locations

Schools

Daniel Webster #2 Elementary
Theodore Roosevelt #5 Elementary
Weehawken High Secondary

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