Asbury Park is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 15,146 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Asbury Park is the 126th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Asbury Park was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Housing costs in Asbury Park are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Also of interest is that Asbury Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.83% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Asbury Park, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Asbury Park 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Asbury Park, a lot of people use taxis to get to work every day though Asbury Park is a relatively small city. Those that ride taxis are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Asbury Park is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.48% of adults in Asbury Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Asbury Park in 2018 was $48,179, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $192,716 for a family of four. However, Asbury Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Asbury Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Asbury Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Asbury Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Asbury Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Asbury Park include Italian, Irish, Haitian, German, and Polish.
Asbury Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.77%.
The most common language spoken in Asbury Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.