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Bayonne, NJ
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Living in Bayonne


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 71,686 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Bayonne is the 12th largest community 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bayonne who work in office and administrative support (12.72%), sales jobs (9.62%), and management occupations (9.07%).

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.

Another interesting thing about Bayonne, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One of the nice things about Bayonne 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.

One downside of living in Bayonne, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.38 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Bayonne is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Bayonne, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Bayonne are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.80% of adults in Bayonne have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bayonne in 2018 was $34,243, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,972 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 Asian. Bayonne also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bayonne include Italian, Irish, Egyptian, Polish, and German.

Bayonne also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.31%.

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