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

The community name derives from Algonquian term variously translated as "salt marsh," "black snake" and "where the snake hides."

The latitude of Secaucus is 40.789N. The longitude is -74.056W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,735.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$59,800
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Secaucus demographic reports
Secaucus is on the Hackensack River.
Once known for its many pig farms and slaughterhouses
The 1980 movie, "Return of the Secaucus 7," which many see as the inspiration for the more mainstream film "The Big Chill," depicts seven friends who were arrested here during their college days.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· TV series, "The Sopranos"
Local festivals include:
  • Meadowfest - June 9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Secaucus web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hudson County Park
Sports teams: New York Red Bulls (Major League Soccer)
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Secaucus 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 07094 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Secaucus residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Secaucus ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Secaucus was $31,684, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

29% of Secaucus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Secaucus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $788.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,682.


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Libraries

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

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Secaucus workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Secaucus between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Secaucus include Amerisuites, Courtyard Meadowland Secaucus, Crowne Plaza Meadowlands, Extended Stay America, Holiday Inn Harmon Meadow, Homestead Secaucus, Meadowlands Plaza Hotel, Red Roof Inn.

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