Bayonne

60 reviews
  1. Suburb in New Jersey
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
New York City

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$324,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,133
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%

Bayonne Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    142
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    6
    37
  • Robbery
    78
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    175
    575
  • Theft
    965
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    84
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,224
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

60 reviews
  • Excellent
    3
  • Very Good
    15
  • Average
    31
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    6
Bayonne has a small town feel, but it is minutes from New York City. It has easy and inexpensive transportation options into NYC where entertainment, restaurants, cultural venues, and sports venues abound!
  • Niche User
  • 9 months ago
I had to get out of New Jersey asap! As soon as i graduated high school i left and i never plan to live back there again. Its terrifying walking the streets of Bayonne. You hear so many shooting incidents and robberies and break ins and it made me very scared at the age of 16. I have actually heard actual gun shots when i was 9 years old walking at night with my mother (thought it was fireworks until i saw the news the next morning, yikes). I dont like the people there they make me feel let down and disappointed because everyone has so much potential but a good majority of people there will NOT strive for the best in life. They strive for the drugs, the weapons, and the unimportant negative things and it makes me sad. The whole town is poorly kept, disgusting houses, different smells on every block, nasty looks directed toward u every where u go, bed bugs in every house hold. Its like no one there WANTS to live healthy and clean. Snow cant stay white for whole day here. Teachers, employees, neighbors, families, animals, etc are all gross and mean and trust me Ive experienced it all. Ive lived here since i was 5 years old and now that im 18 and i have left for college out of state (im sure u can guess why) i want to say i am not proud to call this my "hometown" or even "home". I hope someone can make a change in that poor city, something needs to be done in there but no one there cares about their own well being enough to even try for change. the atmosphere is gray and full of negativity. I could only see the town growing in population (for some strange reason) but it wont change in any other way.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago
Okay place to live. I've lived here my entire life so there isn't much to get excited about anymore. I would describe the town as quaint, but also trying to keep up with the times. Since rent in the city is ridiculously expensive, more condos and townhouses are being built to fit the needs of millennials who work in the city. I feel like kids and teens have a lot more to do here than say.. college students, who are 21 and over. Usually hanging out at friends' houses and going to parties is enough for us, but if you're looking for nightlife this is not the place. One thing I would like is more variety when it comes to food. More and more people are eating at places that sell organic food, vegan options, or just healthy food in general. We have too many pizza places, Chinese spots, and not enough healthy options. But if you are looking for that type of food we have many great places to grab NY style pizza (tastes amazing), great bagels, and a really awesome ice cream spot. Overall not a bad place to live if you want a slice of suburbia but still want to be close to the city.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago