Woodbine, NJ
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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.

Woodbine is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Woodbine is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodbine who work in food service (11.83%), office and administrative support (11.62%), and personal care services (7.27%).

The borough is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Woodbine has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Woodbine a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

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 19.12 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Woodbine has a very low overall level of education: only 6.99% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Woodbine in 2010 was $17,281, which is low income relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,124 for a family of four. However, Woodbine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Woodbine also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.37% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 25.64% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Woodbine include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Woodbine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.