Absecon, NJ

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Living in Absecon

Absecon is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,818 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Absecon is the 235th largest community in New Jersey.

Absecon is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Absecon is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Absecon who work in sales jobs (12.86%), food service (12.65%), and office and administrative support (10.38%).

Absecon 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.

Even though Absecon is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The percentage of people in Absecon who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.05% of adults in Absecon have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Absecon in 2018 was $36,838, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,352 for a family of four. However, Absecon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Absecon is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Absecon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Absecon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Absecon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Absecon include German, Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Absecon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.