Ventnor City, NJ
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Ventnor City 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 10,486 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ventnor City is the 193rd largest community in New Jersey.

Ventnor City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ventnor City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ventnor City who work in food service (21.98%), sales jobs (11.50%), and office and administrative support (8.32%).

Of important note, Ventnor City is also a city of artists. Ventnor City has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ventnor City’s character.

Another notable thing is that Ventnor City is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.

Ventnor City 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 Ventnor City 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.

In terms of college education, Ventnor City is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.61% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ventnor City in 2010 was $29,491, 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 $117,964 for a family of four. However, Ventnor City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ventnor City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ventnor City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ventnor City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Ventnor City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.70% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ventnor City include Irish, German, English, and Russian.

In addition, Ventnor City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.96%).

The most common language spoken in Ventnor City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.