SECAUCUS, NJ is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey with a population of 16,264 as of 2010 according to the United States Census. Secaucus is located within the New Jersey Meadowlands and is the most suburban of the county's municipalities. Large parts of the town are dedicated to light manufacturing, retail, and transportation uses, as well as protected areas Secaucus, according to the US Census Bureau has a total area of 6.5 square miles of which 9.66% is water. At the southern end of Secaucus is Snake Hill (officially known as Laurel Hill), an igneous rock intrusion jutting up some 150 feet from the Meadowlands. Partly surrounded by the Hackensack Meadowlands, Secaucus provides opportunities to observe the recovery of natural marshes in the town's post industrial, post agricultural age. Some marsh areas in the northeast part of town have been filled to provide a new commercial area, and some to build footpaths for nature walks with signs illustrating birds and other wildlife to be seen there. According to the 2000 census there were 15,931 people, 6,214 households, and 3,945 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,706.7 people per square mile. There were 6,385 housing units at an average density of 1,084.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 68.54% White, 14.45% African American, 0.11% Native American, 11.80% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.79% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.26% of the population.
Estimated median household income in 2009: $86,955 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
New Jersey: $68,342
Estimated per capita income in 2009: $39,493
SECAUCUS REAL ESTATE
Secaucus, NJ has several very large retail areas including Secaucus Plaza in the "downtown" area just off of NJ-3. Also, for many years “The Outlets”, a collection of outlet shops that sell discounted name-brand merchandise in southwest Secaucus has been a long time favorite for the price savvy shopper. Harmon Cove Outlet Center is the largest outlet mall and is located on Enterprise Avenue. Another mall convenient from NJ-3 is The Mill Creek Mall. Then there is Harmon Meadow Plaza which is a large hotel, restaurant and shopping complex featuring gyms, pool hall, Meadowlands Convention Center, 14-screen Showplace Theatres, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club. These are located east of the New Jersey Turnpike, near NJ 3 and Interchange 16E. Also for big box retailers there is Best Buy, Raymour & Flanigan, Ashley Furniture, Home Depot and Daffy's which are conveniently located on Paterson Plank Rd off Interchange 16E. National Retail Systems is a large Secaucus employer which also has several corporate headquarters, including My Network TV's flagship station WWOR-TV, Goya Foods, The Children's Place and Hartz Mountain The towns nearest Secaucus are Union City, NJ, West New York, NJ, Guttenberg, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, Lyndhurst, NJ, Carlstadt Borough and North Arlington borough, NJ.
Single-family new house construction building permits:
* 1996: 4 buildings, average cost: $116,300
* 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $146,400
* 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $81,000
* 1999: 0 buildings
* 2000: 1 building, cost: $146,600
* 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $115,900
* 2002: 1 building, cost: $115,900
* 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $97,000
* 2004: 97 buildings, average cost: $83,500
* 2005: 109 buildings, average cost: $91,700
* 2006: 0 buildings
* 2007: 48 buildings, average cost: $147,100
* 2008: 55 buildings, average cost: $150,300
* 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $161,600
* 2010: 28 buildings, average cost: $164,700
Secaucus has an estimated median house or condo value of $453,280 compared to $206,200 in 2000)
New Jersey: $348,300
Secaucus mean housing prices in 2009 were $491,768 for all units.
Secaucus detached house prices were: $502,984
Secaucus Townhouse prices or other attached properties were $558,225
Secaucus 2-unit structures prices mean prices were $530,142/
Secaucus 3-to-4-unit structure mean prices were $485,088.
5-or-more-unit structures mean prices were $383,843. Median gross rent in 2009: $1,254.