West New York, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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West New York, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of West New York had a population of 53,429 as of July 1, 2018. West New York ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 West New York is located at latitude 40.786 and longitude -74.0095 in Hudson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West New York (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Hudson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 174 feet.

The Town of West New York (GNIS ID: 885438) 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.

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West New York, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 53,429
Population in Households 53,415
Population in Familes 41,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 53,719
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $50,335
Average Household Income $76,828
Per Capita Income $28,753


Total Housing Units 21,249 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,526 (16.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,463 (77.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,260 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $351,077
Average Home Value $403,311


Total Households 19,989
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 12,501
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.88% 1.06%
Households 0.71% 1.03%
Families 0.72% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   3.83%

West New York, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West New York to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 18 97th
Population Density # 2 100th
Diversity Index # 63 89th
Median Household Income # 489 10th
Per Capita Income # 458 16th

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