Bayonne is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 69,211 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Bayonne is the 12th largest community in New Jersey.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bayonne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bayonne is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bayonne who work in office and administrative support (12.72%), sales jobs (9.62%), and management occupations (9.07%).
Also of interest is that Bayonne has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Bayonne, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Bayonne is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Bayonne a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Bayonne 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.
One downside of living in Bayonne, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.38 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Bayonne is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bayonne area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Bayonne citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.80% of adults in Bayonne have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bayonne in 2018 was $34,243, 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 $136,972 for a family of four. However, Bayonne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bayonne is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bayonne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bayonne residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Bayonne also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bayonne include Italian, Irish, Egyptian, Polish, and German.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Bayonne's cultural character, accounting for 30.31% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Bayonne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.