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Weehawken is a township in Hudson County, in the New York metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term variously translated as "place of gulls," "maize land" and "rocks that look like trees"

The latitude of Weehawken is 40.769N. The longitude is -74.02W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 144 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 13,501.


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Median household income
Local
$50,196
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Weehawken demographic reports
Weehawken is on the Palisades of the Hudson River
Alexander Hamilton was fatally shot here in 1804, in the famous duel with Aaron Burr
Public transportation: New York Harbor Ferry (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 34. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "The Object of My Affection"
Well-known residents have included:
· Kate Pierson, musician (B-52s)
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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7% of Weehawken residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Weehawken ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Weehawken was $29,269, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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37% of Weehawken residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Weehawken, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $719.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,055.


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Libraries in Weehawken include Weehawken Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Hudson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Weehawken political report.

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Weehawken restaurants taking online reservations include Ruth's Chris Steak House - Weehawken ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Weehawken workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Weehawken include Sheraton Suites on the Hudson.

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