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West New York is a town in Hudson County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of West New York is 40.787N. The longitude is -74.014W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 174 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 46,348.


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Median household income
Local
$31,980
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West New York demographic reports
West New York is atop the Palisades, across the Hudson River from New York City
The Dutch settled here in 1661
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 137. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Independence Day"
Colleges and universities: Hudson County Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 135

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Sections below provide additional information and links about West New York demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hudson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Jersey City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07093 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

2% of West New York residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West New York ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West New York was $16,719, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of West New York residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West New York, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $627.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,172.


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Libraries in West New York include West New York Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for West New York workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West New York between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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