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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bayonne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (17.21%), sales jobs (9.28%), and management occupations (8.24%).

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.

In Bayonne, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.41 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the city is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

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 bus. 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 30.59% of adults in Bayonne have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bayonne in 2010 was $28,595, 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 $114,380 for a family of four. However, Bayonne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bayonne is a very 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 20.97% 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: 27.88%.

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