Seaside Heights is a very small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,892 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Seaside Heights is the 393rd largest community in New Jersey.
Seaside Heights home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Seaside Heights real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some boroughs, Seaside Heights isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Seaside Heights are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Seaside Heights is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Seaside Heights who work in food service (23.14%), office and administrative support (16.27%), and personal care services (11.77%).
Another notable thing is that Seaside Heights is a major vacation destination. Much of the borough’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Seaside Heights’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Seaside Heights 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Seaside Heights, even though it is a small borough, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, borough who have a need for low-cost transportation.
The citizens of Seaside Heights have a very low rate of college education: just 8.12% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Seaside Heights in 2010 was $15,786, which is low income relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,144 for a family of four. Seaside Heights also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.41% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Seaside Heights is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Seaside Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Seaside Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Seaside Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.11% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Seaside Heights include Irish, German, English, and Scottish.
Seaside Heights also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.01%.
The most common language spoken in Seaside Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.