Secaucus, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Secaucus, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Secaucus had a population of 17,374 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Secaucus, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,374
Daytime Population: Workers 31,399
Daytime Population: Residents 8,978
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,377
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.32
Population in Households 16,620
Population in Familes 13,605
Population in Group Qrtrs 754
Population Density2 3,015
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $93,933
Average Household Income $120,277
Per Capita Income $47,657


Total Housing Units 7,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,842 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,807 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 468 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $426,850
Average Home Value $460,707


Total Households 6,649
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 4,342
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.91% 1.04%
Households 0.75% 0.95%
Families 0.75% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

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, 2017 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 Density # 224 59th
Diversity Index # 104 81st
Median Household Income # 174 68th
Per Capita Income # 152 72nd

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