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West New York, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of West New York had a population of 53,787 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.7879 and longitude -74.0143 in Hudson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of West New York 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West New York, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 57
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

West New York, NJ Wealth Index is 61
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 53,787 (100%)
Population in Households 53,773 (100.0%)
Population in Families 41,388 (76.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 14 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 54,095
Diversity Index2 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,309
Average Household Income $82,258
Per Capita Income $30,829
Wealth Index4 61

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 21,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,603 (16.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,555 (76.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,379 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $333,651
Housing Affordability Index3 57
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 20,158
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 12,640
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.86% 1.06%
Households 0.73% 1.04%
Families 0.76% 1.02%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2019 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 88th
Median Household Income # 489 10th
Per Capita Income # 449 18th

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