Secaucus, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Secaucus, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Secaucus had a population of 17,049 as of July 1, 2016. Secaucus ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Secaucus is located at latitude 40.782 and longitude -74.0676 in Hudson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Secaucus (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.77 sq. miles. Hudson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Town of Secaucus (GNIS ID: 885392) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Secaucus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Secaucus, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,049
Population in Households 16,296
Population in Familes 13,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 753
Population Density1 2,959
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 6,565
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 4,284
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,046 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,800 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,765 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 481 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $425,202
Average Home Value $457,305


Median Household Income $92,906
Average Household Income $117,357
Per Capita Income $46,846
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 1.04%
Households 0.67% 1.02%
Families 0.65% 1.01%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Secaucus, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Secaucus to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 63 89th
Population Density1 # 227 59th
Diversity Index2 # 100 82nd
Median Household Income # 166 70th
Per Capita Income # 148 73rd

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