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Weehawken Township, New Jersey

Weehawken Township is a township located in Hudson County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 13,501.

The western terminus of the Lincoln Tunnel is in Weehawken. On July 11, 1804, Aaron Burr shot and fatally wounded Alexander Hamilton in Weehawken during a duel.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 3.9 km² (1.5 mi²). 2.2 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 43.71% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 13,501 people, 5,975 households, and 3,059 families residing in the township. The population density is 6,132.7/km² (15,891.3/mi²). There are 6,159 housing units at an average density of 2,797.7/km² (7,249.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 73.05% White, 3.58% African American, 0.20% Native American, 4.67% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 13.94% from other races, and 4.47% from two or more races. 40.64% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,975 households out of which 20.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.1% are married couples living together, 11.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 48.8% are non-families. 35.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the township the population is spread out with 16.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 42.4% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $50,196, and the median income for a family is $52,613. Males have a median income of $41,307 versus $36,063 for females. The per capita income for the township is $29,269. 11.4% of the population and 9.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.0% are under the age of 18 and 11.3% are 65 or older.