Weehawken is a medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 17,197 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Weehawken is the 114th largest community in New Jersey. Weehawken has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic townships.
Weehawken home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Weehawken real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Weehawken is a decidedly white-collar township, with fully 87.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Weehawken is a township of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Weehawken who work in management occupations (16.26%), business and financial occupations (12.82%), and office and administrative support (9.86%).
Of important note, Weehawken is also a township of artists. Weehawken has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Weehawken’s character.
Also of interest is that Weehawken has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Weehawken telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.55% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Weehawken, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the township.
In addition to being popular with young singles, Weehawken is also home to many people who can be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
In Weehawken, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.17 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the township is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Despite being a small township, Weehawken has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Weehawken is a pretty powerful place. 61.66% of the adults in Weehawken have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Weehawken in 2018 was $68,212, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $272,848 for a family of four. However, Weehawken contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Weehawken is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. The people who call Weehawken home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Weehawken residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Weehawken also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.26% of the township’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Weehawken include Italian, Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.
In addition, Weehawken has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (39.78%).
The most common language spoken in Weehawken is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.