Profile for Bayonne, New Jersey, NJ
Eighth Street Station, C.R.R. of N.J., Bayonne, NJ
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Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for Bayonne, France
The latitude of Bayonne is 40.668N. The longitude is -74.114W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 60,905.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Bayonne demographic reports
Bayonne is between Upper New York Bay and Newark Bay
Former and merged names include:
· Bergen Neck
· Constable Hook
Oil refining began in 1875. In early years of the industry, pollutants were dumped into the bay. Several spectacular fires broke out along the waterfront
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 245. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Swimfan"
· 2002 movie, "Far from Heaven"
· 2004 movie, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
· 2001 movie, "A Beautiful Mind"
· 2005 movie, "War of the Worlds"
· 2005 movie, "Strangers with Candy"
Well-known residents have included:
· Sandra Dee, actress
· Brian Keith, actor
· Steve Roberts, journalist
· Frank Langella, actor
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Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 81
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Ancestry & family history
6% of Bayonne residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bayonne ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bayonne was $21,553, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Bayonne residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Bayonne, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $611. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,570.
Libraries in Bayonne include Bayonne Free Public Library, Branch Two Library, Story Court Branch ... View libraries
Hudson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bayonne political report.
The average commute time for Bayonne workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bayonne between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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