Absecon, NJ
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Absecon is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,317 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Absecon is the 235th largest community in New Jersey.

Absecon is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Absecon is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Absecon who work in office and administrative support (16.38%), management occupations (10.49%), and food service (8.38%).

Absecon is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The overall education level of Absecon is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.82% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Absecon in 2010 was $31,402, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,608 for a family of four. However, Absecon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Absecon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Absecon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Absecon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Absecon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.25% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Absecon include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Absecon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.