Secaucus, New Jersey

town in New Jersey in eastern USA

Secaucus (/ˈskɔːkəs/ SEE-kaw-kəs)[1][2] is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2020 United States Census, the town's population was 22,181.[3]

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  1. Wright, E. Assata. "Secaucus: How do you pronounce it? Development put town on map but newcomers don't know where they are" Archived 2018-09-26 at the Wayback Machine, The Hudson Reporter, February 22, 2009. Accessed December 1, 2011. "Therefore, the new neighbors may proudly totter about telling folks they live in Sih-KAW-cus or See-KAW-cus. However, natives prefer that the accent be on the first syllable, as in: SEE-kaw-cus."
  2. Page, Jeffrey. "Our towns challenge our tongues" Archived August 27, 2013, at, The Record (North Jersey), June 17, 2005. Accessed September 1, 2014. "You can always tell newcomers to Secaucus. Because most words are pronounced with emphasis on the next-to-last syllable, they say they live in see-KAW-cus – although the ones who fear their friends might recall that Secaucus used to be pig-farming country might say they live in South Carlstadt, which doesn't exist. If I said 'see-KAW-cus' to someone local, they'd think I didn't know what I was talking about, said Dan McDonough, the municipal historian. Of course it's SEE-kaw-cus. Everybody knows that."
  3. "QuickFacts: Secaucus town, New Jersey". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 13, 2024.