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Welcome to West New York ...

The coastal town of West New York is located in Hudson County<1>.


The location of West New York has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of West New York, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1925.

A typical abbreviation for West New York: W. New York

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West New York has a population of 52,832 people<3> (see below for details).

West New York is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for West New York: (201) & (551)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West New York had an population of 52,832 people. This is an increase of 6.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West New York had a population of 49,708 people (which is 7.84% of the total population of Hudson County). This makes West New York the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of West New York represents 0.57% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 49,708 people, the population of West New York increased 8.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 45,768 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West New York.

Communities near West New York ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West New York.

  • Bronx
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx is located in Bronx County (NY)
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx <6>
  • Newark
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
  • Yonkers
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
    • Yonkers is located in Westchester County (NY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers <6>
  • Paterson
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
    • Paterson is located in Passaic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
  • Elizabeth
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth is located in Union County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
  • Clifton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton is located in Passaic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
  • New Rochelle
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Passaic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passaic
    • Passaic is located in Passaic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
  • Mount Vernon
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Bayonne
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayonne
    • Bayonne is located in Hudson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,165 people

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 West New York. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West New York.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West New York. 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 West New York.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West New York ...

Looking for more information about West New York? 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 West New York, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for West New York.

Adding West New York to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West New York 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 we've found for West New York was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the West New York post office opened in 1925.

We also found West New York on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for New Jersey (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for West New York.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West New York. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hudson County: www.hudsoncountynj.org/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West New York.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West New York - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (551) is an overlay for area code (201).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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