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 64,897 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Bayonne is the 15th largest community in New Jersey. Bayonne has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
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, Bayonne isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bayonne are a mix 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 (11.94%), management occupations (8.92%), and sales jobs (8.78%).
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. 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 34.96 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bayonne use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bayonne‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
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: 37.24% of adults in Bayonne have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bayonne in 2018 was $33,223, 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 $132,892 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 33.47% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bayonne include Italian, Irish, Polish, Egyptian, and German.
Bayonne also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.88%.
The most common language spoken in Bayonne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.