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.
Housing costs in Bayonne are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.87% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing that you will notice about Bayonne is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Bayonne a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
One of the nice things about Bayonne 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.
One downside of living in Bayonne, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.24 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 population of Bayonne is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.34% of adults in Bayonne have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bayonne in 2018 was $35,905, 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 $143,620 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 35.87% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bayonne include Italian, Irish, Egyptian, Polish, and German.
Bayonne also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.75%.
The most common language spoken in Bayonne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.