Ventnor City, NJ

Ventnor City profile

Living in Ventnor City

Ventnor City 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 9,895 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ventnor City is the 193rd largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some cities, Ventnor City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ventnor City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ventnor City is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ventnor City who work in food service (14.32%), sales jobs (10.06%), and management occupations (9.64%).

Another notable thing is that Ventnor City is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Ventnor City’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

Ventnor City 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.

Despite being a small city, Ventnor City has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Ventnor City is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.58% of adults in Ventnor City have a college degree.

The per capita income in Ventnor City in 2018 was $38,448, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,792 for a family of four. However, Ventnor City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ventnor City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ventnor City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ventnor City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Ventnor City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.87% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ventnor City include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Ventnor City's cultural character, accounting for 20.03% of the city’s population.

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