Longport is a tiny coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 880 people and just one neighborhood, Longport is the 473rd largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Longport 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Longport is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 94.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Longport is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Longport who work in sales jobs (12.85%), office and administrative support (12.08%) and healthcare (10.28%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Longport is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the borough’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
In addition, Longport is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Longport 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.
One downside of living in Longport, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.16 minutes every day commuting to work.