Somers Point, NJ

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Living in Somers Point

Somers Point is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 10,285 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Somers Point is the 191st largest community in New Jersey.

Somers Point is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Somers Point is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Somers Point who work in food service (11.60%), sales jobs (11.12%), and office and administrative support (10.31%).

Somers Point 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.

Even though Somers Point is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The overall education level of Somers Point is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.64% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Somers Point in 2010 was $33,891, 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 $135,564 for a family of four. However, Somers Point contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Somers Point is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Somers Point home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Somers Point residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Somers Point include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Somers Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.