Keyport, NJ
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Keyport is a somewhat small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,145 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Keyport is the 264th largest community in New Jersey. Keyport has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Keyport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Keyport is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Keyport who work in office and administrative support (15.32%), sales jobs (13.41%), and management occupations (10.93%).

One of the nice things about Keyport 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.

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

In terms of college education, Keyport is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.25% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Keyport in 2010 was $30,931, 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 $123,724 for a family of four. However, Keyport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Keyport is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Keyport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Keyport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Keyport also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.76% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Keyport include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

Keyport also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.54%.

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