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

Unlike some boroughs, Keyport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Keyport are a mix 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 (15.10%), sales jobs (14.08%), and management occupations (10.86%).

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.

The overall education level of Keyport is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.91% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Keyport in 2010 was $30,632, 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 $122,528 for a family of four. However, Keyport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Keyport is an extremely 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 23.07% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Keyport include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Keyport has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.14%).

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