Gloucester City, NJ


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Gloucester City is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,329 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gloucester City is the 179th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Gloucester City was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Gloucester City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gloucester City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gloucester City who work in office and administrative support (19.00%), sales jobs (8.72%), and personal care services (6.84%).

In Gloucester City, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Gloucester City is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of adults in Gloucester City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.57% of adults in Gloucester City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gloucester City in 2010 was $23,873, 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 $95,492 for a family of four. However, Gloucester City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gloucester City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gloucester City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gloucester City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Gloucester City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gloucester City include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Gloucester City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.