Point Pleasant is a medium-sized coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 19,205 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Point Pleasant is the 106th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Point Pleasant 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.
Point Pleasant is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Point Pleasant is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Point Pleasant who work in office and administrative support (12.11%), teaching (11.09%), and management occupations (10.67%).
Point Pleasant is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Point Pleasant’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Point Pleasant 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.
Point Pleasant is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.83% of adults in Point Pleasant have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Point Pleasant in 2018 was $49,203, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $196,812 for a family of four.
Point Pleasant is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Point Pleasant home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Point Pleasant residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Point Pleasant also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.46% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Point Pleasant include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Point Pleasant is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.