Bayonne, NJ
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Bayonne is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 66,311 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Bayonne is the 15th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Bayonne was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Housing costs in Bayonne 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.

Bayonne is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bayonne is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bayonne who work in office and administrative support (16.29%), management occupations (8.79%), and sales jobs (8.65%).

Also of interest is that Bayonne has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Bayonne 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.

One downside of living in Bayonne, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.90 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bayonne use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bayonne‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Bayonne citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.56% of adults in Bayonne have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bayonne in 2010 was $28,346, 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 $113,384 for a family of four. However, Bayonne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bayonne is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bayonne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bayonne residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bayonne also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bayonne include Irish, Polish, Egyptian, and German.

Bayonne also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.73%.

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