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.

Somers Point is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.27% 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 office and administrative support (13.24%), food service (10.84%), and sales jobs (9.85%).

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.

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 education level of Somers Point citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.98% of adults in Somers Point have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Somers Point in 2010 was $27,463, 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 $109,852 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 10.71% 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.