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 15,818 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Asbury Park is the 122nd largest community in New Jersey.
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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Asbury Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Asbury Park is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Asbury Park who work in food service (12.04%), sales jobs (10.95%), and office and administrative support (9.21%).
One of the nice things about Asbury Park is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Asbury Park, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.
In terms of college education, Asbury Park is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.62% of adults 25 and older in Asbury Park have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Asbury Park in 2010 was $24,282, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,128 for a family of four. However, Asbury Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Asbury Park also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.95% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 Black or African-American, followed by White. 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 30.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Asbury Park include Italian, Haitian, German, and English.
Asbury Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.96%.
The most common language spoken in Asbury Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.