A town located in New Jersey, Gloucester City has a population of approximately 11,000. It's a great place to raise a family, as young children account for a higher percentage of the population here (9%) than nationally (6%), while young adults are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 36, the city's residents skew notably younger than most cities in New Jersey. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 68% of residents own their homes. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $1,059/month, which is $213/month less than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 26 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, Gloucester City residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving is the prevailing means of commuting to work, chosen by 39% of residents, while public transit is not used much. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Many Gloucester City residents work in one of three industries: retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 18% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 10% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of just under $62,000, Gloucester City workers take home less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Gloucester City has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (30%) compared to the national average. Further, 13% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.