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Welcome to Secaucus ...

The town of Secaucus is located in Hudson County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Secaucus has a population of 21,936 people<2> (see below for details).

Secaucus is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Secaucus lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Secaucus: (201) and (551)<4>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Secaucus, you might get a feel for its origin by knowing that their post office opened  in 1879.

Websites for Secaucus ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Secaucus had an population of 21,936 people. This is an increase of 34.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Secaucus had a population of 16,264 people. This makes Secaucus the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Secaucus represents 0.18% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,264 people, the population of Secaucus increased 2.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 15,931 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Secaucus.

Communities near Secaucus ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Secaucus.

  • New York
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    • New York lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Secaucus.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx
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    • Bronx lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Secaucus.
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<6>
  • Newark
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    • Newark lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Secaucus.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • North Hempstead
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    • North Hempstead lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Secaucus.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 230,379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
  • Yonkers
  • Paterson
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    • Paterson lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Secaucus.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
  • Elizabeth
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    • Elizabeth lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Secaucus.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
  • Clifton
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Secaucus.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
  • New Rochelle
  • Mount Vernon

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Secaucus. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Secaucus.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Secaucus. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Secaucus.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Secaucus. See our Newspapers Page for Secaucus.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Secaucus ...

Looking for more information about Secaucus? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Secaucus, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Secaucus.

Adding Secaucus to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Secaucus in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Secaucus was the List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8> From that list, the Secaucus post office opened in 1879.

We also found Secaucus in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Secaucus.

The official website for Secaucus:

The official website for Hudson County:

The official website for State of New Jersey:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Hudson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Secaucus.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Secaucus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (551) is an overlay for area code (201).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Secaucus) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Secaucus. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SecaucusOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Secaucus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7919, Longitude: -74.0606    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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