Woodbine is a very small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,482 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Woodbine is the 410th largest community in New Jersey.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Woodbine is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Woodbine is a borough of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodbine who work in food service (12.55%), office and administrative support (10.68%), and personal care services (9.13%).
Also of interest is that Woodbine has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Residents will find that the borough is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Woodbine is worth considering.
Woodbine 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Residents of the borough have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.25 minutes getting to work every day.
The population of Woodbine has a very low overall level of education: only 6.16% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Woodbine in 2010 was $17,706, which is low income relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,824 for a family of four. However, Woodbine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Woodbine is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Woodbine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodbine residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Woodbine also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.90% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Woodbine include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Woodbine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.