Somers Point, NJ
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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 10,688 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Somers Point is the 191st largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some cities, Somers Point isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Somers Point are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 office and administrative support (12.87%), food service (11.20%), and sales jobs (9.58%).

One of the nice things about Somers Point 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.

Despite being a small city, Somers Point has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The population of Somers Point overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Somers Point, 23.35% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Somers Point in 2010 was $28,273, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,092 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. Somers Point also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Somers Point include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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