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Bayonne, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Bayonne had a population of 66,218 as of July 1, 2016. Bayonne ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bayonne is located at latitude 40.6625 and longitude -74.1102 in Hudson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bayonne (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.81 sq. miles and a water area of 5.27 sq. miles. Hudson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of Bayonne (GNIS ID: 885151) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bayonne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bayonne: Bergen Neck, Constabals Hoek, Pamlicae Farme, Pamrepau.

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Bayonne, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 66,218
Population in Households 65,941
Population in Familes 53,193
Population in Group Qrtrs 277
Population Density1 11,391
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 26,386
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 16,766
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29,661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,432 (31.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,954 (57.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,275 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $336,852
Average Home Value $363,494


Median Household Income $59,076
Average Household Income $77,636
Per Capita Income $31,092
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 1.04%
Households 0.71% 0.98%
Families 0.7% 0.98%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bayonne, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bayonne to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 98th
Population Density1 # 24 96th
Diversity Index2 # 72 87th
Median Household Income # 408 25th
Per Capita Income # 376 31st

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