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.

Unlike some cities, Ventnor City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ventnor City are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (15.87%), sales jobs (11.10%), and office and administrative support (10.38%).

Another notable thing is that Ventnor City is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

One of the nice things about Ventnor City 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, Ventnor City 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 education level of Ventnor City citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.81% of adults in Ventnor City have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ventnor City in 2010 was $30,372, 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 $121,488 for a family of four. However, Ventnor City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ventnor City is an extremely 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 21.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ventnor City include Irish, German, English, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Ventnor City's cultural character, accounting for 26.55% of the city’s population.

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