The small city of Bayonne, New Jersey is home to just under 67,000 residents. The city's population, with an average age of just under 39, skews younger than most cities in New Jersey. Home ownership is less common than renting in Bayonne, and 38% of residents own their homes. At $1,205/month, the average rent is slightly below the state average.
There are three primary industries in Bayonne: healthcare, retail, and education. Together, these industries account for 18% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of almost $75K, Bayonne workers earn less than the average New Jersey resident. However, Bayonne's average income is fairly average compared to the national level ($73,345). Bayonne has a relatively large number of college graduates compared to the national average (13%), as 16% of the city's residents over the age of 25 possess a Bachelor's Degree. Further, 6% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
With an average commute time of about 38 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, Bayonne residents are well aware that traveling to work takes some patience. Many residents (30%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by only 11% of the city. A small percentage of workers (3%) commute on foot, though the number surpasses the national average.
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