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. Gloucester City has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Gloucester City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gloucester City are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (16.20%), sales jobs (10.21%), and food service (8.23%).

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

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 who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.90% of the adults in Gloucester City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gloucester City in 2010 was $23,056, 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 $92,224 for a family of four. However, Gloucester City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gloucester City is a very 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 Asian. 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 11.38% 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 Indic languages.

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