Secaucus, New Jersey

Secaucus (/ˈskɔːkəs/ SEE-kaw-kəs)[18][19] is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town's population was 16,264,[20][21][21][22] reflecting an increase of 333 (+2.1%) from the 15,931 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,870 (+13.3%) from the 14,061 counted in the 1990 Census.[23]

Secaucus, New Jersey
Town of Secaucus
The Frank R. Lautenberg station at Secaucus Junction is a major rail hub for NJ Transit Rail.
"The Jewel of the Meadowlands"[1]
Location of Secaucus within Hudson County and the state of New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Secaucus, New Jersey
Interactive map of Secaucus, New Jersey
Location in Hudson County
Location in New Jersey
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40.781958°N 74.067649°W / 40.781958; -74.067649[2][3]
Country United States
State New Jersey
IncorporatedMarch 12, 1900 (as borough)
ReincorporatedJune 5, 1917 (as town)
  BodyTown Council
  MayorMichael J. Gonnelli (I, term ends December 31, 2025)[5][6]
  AdministratorGary Jeffas[7]
  Municipal clerkMichael Marra[8]
  Total6.54 sq mi (16.95 km2)
  Land5.83 sq mi (15.09 km2)
  Water0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)  10.96%
  Rank248th of 565 in state
4th of 12 in county[2]
Elevation7 ft (2 m)
  Rank155th of 566 in state
8th of 12 in county (2010)[11]
  Density3,807.24/sq mi (1,469.88/km2)
   Rank226th of 566 in state
12th of 12 in county (2010)[11]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Codes
07094, 07096[12][13]
Area code(s)201[14]
FIPS code3401766570[2][15][16]
GNIS feature ID0885392[2][17]

Located within the New Jersey Meadowlands, it is the most suburban of the county's municipalities, though large parts of the town are dedicated to light manufacturing, retail, and transportation uses, as well as protected areas.[24]

Secaucus is a derivation of the Algonquian words for "black" (seke or sukit) and "snake" (achgook), or "place of snakes",[25][26] or sekakes, referring to snakes.[27]

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