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Overview

Introduction to Bayonne, New Jersey

Bayonne, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 5 miles SE of Newark, New Jersey. The city is situated on a peninsula bordered by New York Bay, and the Newark Bay. It features a diverse population with prominent Italian, Polish and Irish communities. The municipality also includes a significant Hispanic population. Bergen Point and Constable Hook are communities situated in Bayonne.

Parts of the municipality are Urban Enterprise Zones. The Bayonne Bridge is one of the longest steel arch bridges in the world. The city is home to the notable Cape Liberty Cruise Port. The service sector and container port operations are significant factors for the economy. Bayonne is regarded as a residential community.

Bayonne History

The Lenni-Lenape Indians were the original inhabitants. In 1609 Henry Hudson arrived in Newark Bay and claimed the region for the Netherlands. The city was named in tribute to Bayonne, France by the French Huguenot settlers. In 1654 the territory increased after a Dutch Director General provided a large number of land grants to settlers in the upper portion of the peninsula.

In 1664 the British defeated the Dutch and took control of the area. During the American Revolutionary War, British and the Colonial soldiers battled at Fort Delancy. In 1872 Standard Oil purchased land at Constable Hook and became a major employer. In 1875 Prentice Oil Company arrived at Constable Hook. Tidewater Oil Company relocated to the area.

Bayonne and nearby Attractions

  • Rutkowski Park
  • Stephen R. Gregg Hudson County Park
  • Brennan Fire Museum
  • Bayonne Community Museum
  • Liberty State Park
  • Jersey Gardens
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island

Bayonne and nearby Activities and Entertainment

Residents enjoy the Richard L. Korpi Ice Rink. The area includes numerous fishing locations. Manhattan is less than ten minutes away which makes it convenient for residents to enjoy the activities, theatrical productions, restaurants, shopping, professional sports teams and the wide variety of entertainment located in New York City.

Bayonne Transportation

The city is served by the nearby Newark International Airport. The Bayonne Bridge connects the city to Staten Island. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail offers transportation to New York City.

Demographics

People

Total Population65,772
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+30,143
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.7%
Median Earnings25+$42,314
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,437
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,043

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,066
% Above Poverty Level84.5%
% Below Poverty Level15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.2%
% Using Public Transportation23.7%

Housing

People Living Alone29%
Median Gross Rent$1,158
Median House Value$312,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.3%
Italian14.1%
Irish12.3%
Polish11.2%
Arab7.7%
Egyptian7%
German3.9%
West Indian1.7%
English1.5%
Russian1.2%
Greek0.8%
African0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Haitian0.6%
French Except Basque0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
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Bayonne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hudson County
Standard Zip Codes7002
Phone Area Codes201,551
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.66
Approximate Longitude-74.11

Bayonne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Newark2,717$62,026
Elizabeth128,042$45,413
Harrison12,804$137,268
Hoboken53,136$177,088
Jersey City261,666$66,928
Newark280,139$38,720

Bayonne Public Libraries

Bayonne Free Public Library
697 AVENUE C
Bayonne, New Jersey
(201) 858-6973

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Bayonne Hospitals

Carepoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center
(Proprietary)
29 East 29th St
(201) 858-5000

Bayonne Public Schools

Bayonne Academy
669 Avenue A
ZIP: 7002
(201) 662-6705
High
Bayonne High School
669 Avenue A
ZIP: 7002
(201) 858-5900
High
Total Enrollment 2581
Dr. Walter F. Robinson #3
95 West 31st Street
ZIP: 7002
(201) 858-5964
Primary
Total Enrollment 743
Henry E. Harris #1
135 Avenue C
ZIP: 7002
(201) 858-5945
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Horace Mann #6
25 West 38th Street
ZIP: 7002
(201) 858-5979
Primary
Total Enrollment 614
John M. Bailey #12
75 West 10th Street
ZIP: 7002
(201) 858-5824
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Lincoln Community School #5
208 Prospect Avenue
ZIP: 7002
(201) 858-5973
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Mary J. Donohoe #4
38 Dodge Street
ZIP: 7002
(201) 858-5969
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Midtown Community School #8
550 Avenue A
ZIP: 7002
(201) 858-5984
Primary
Total Enrollment 1154
Nicholas Oresko #14
33 East 24th Street
ZIP: 7002
(201) 858-6281
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Philip G. Vroom #2
18 West 26th St
ZIP: 7002
(201) 858-5956
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Washington Community School #9
191 Avenue B
ZIP: 7002
(201) 858-5990
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
Woodrow Wilson #10
101 West 56th Street
ZIP: 7002
(201) 858-5996
Primary
Total Enrollment 653

Bayonne Private Schools

All Saints Catholic Academy
19 W 13th St
ZIP: 7002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 409
Beacon Christian Academy
30 Prospect Ave
ZIP: 7002
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 77
Holy Family Academy
239 Avenue A
ZIP: 7002
Secondary
Total Enrollment 126
Marist High School
1241 Kennedy Blvd
ZIP: 7002
Secondary
Total Enrollment 415
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