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 71,686 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.
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 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.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Bayonne, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.38 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the city is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
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: 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.