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Bayonne, New Jersey
City of Bayonne
The Bayonne Bridge in May 2019
The Bayonne Bridge in May 2019
Flag of Bayonne, New Jersey
Official seal of Bayonne, New Jersey
Map showing Bayonne in Hudson County. Inset: Location of Hudson County in New Jersey.
Map showing Bayonne in Hudson County. Inset: Location of Hudson County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Bayonne, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Bayonne, New Jersey
Bayonne, New Jersey is located in Hudson County, New Jersey
Bayonne, New Jersey
Bayonne, New Jersey
Location in Hudson County, New Jersey
Bayonne, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Bayonne, New Jersey
Bayonne, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Bayonne, New Jersey is located in the United States
Bayonne, New Jersey
Bayonne, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Hudson
Incorporated April 1, 1861 (as township)
Incorporated March 10, 1869 (as city)
Named for Bayonne, France or
location on two bays
 • Type Faulkner Act Mayor-Council
 • Body City Council
 • Total 11.09 sq mi (28.72 km2)
 • Land 5.82 sq mi (15.08 km2)
 • Water 5.27 sq mi (13.64 km2)  47.50%
Area rank 201st of 565 in state
2nd of 12 in county
7 ft (2 m)
 • Total 71,686
 • Rank 580th in country (as of 2019)
21st of 566 in state
3rd of 12 in county
 • Density 12,317.2/sq mi (4,753.7/km2)
 • Density rank 28th of 566 in state
10th of 12 in county
Time zone UTC−05.00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04.00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area codes 201
FIPS code 3401703580
GNIS feature ID 0885151

Bayonne (pronounced "bay-OWN") is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. Located in the Gateway Region, Bayonne is situated on a peninsula located between Newark Bay to the west, the Kill Van Kull to the south, and New York Bay to the east. As of the 2020 United States Census, the city's population was 71,686.

Bayonne was originally formed as a township on April 1, 1861, from portions of Bergen Township. Bayonne was reincorporated as a city by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 10, 1869, replacing Bayonne Township, subject to the results of a referendum held nine days later. At the time it was formed, Bayonne included the communities of Bergen Point, Constable Hook, Centreville, Pamrapo and Saltersville.

While somewhat diminished, traditional manufacturing, distribution, and maritime activities remain a driving force of the economy of the city. A portion of the Port of New York and New Jersey is located there, as is the Cape Liberty Cruise Port.


Originally inhabited by Native Americans, the region presently known as Bayonne was claimed by the Netherlands after Henry Hudson explored the Hudson River which is named after him. According to Royden Page Whitcomb's 1904 book, First History of Bayonne, New Jersey, the name Bayonne is speculated to have originated with Bayonne, France, from which Huguenots settled for a year before the founding of New Amsterdam. However, there is no empirical evidence for this notion, which is considered apocryphal. Whitcomb gives more credence to the idea that Erastus Randall, E.C. Bramhall and B.F. Woolsey, who bought the land owned by Jasper and William Cadmus for real estate speculation, named it Bayonne for purposes of real estate speculation, because it was located on the shores of two bays, Newark and New York.

The city experienced strikes that led to significant civil unrest during the Bayonne refinery strikes of 1915–1916, in which mostly Polish American workers staged labor actions against Standard Oil of New Jersey and Tidewater Petroleum, seeking improved pay and working conditions. Four striking workers were killed when strikebreakers protected by police fired into a crowd.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 11.082 square miles (28.702 km2), including 5.804 square miles (15.033 km2) of land and 5.278 square miles (13.669 km2) of water (47.62%)

The city is located south of Jersey City on a peninsula earlier known as Bergen Neck surrounded by Upper New York Bay to the east, Newark Bay to the west, and Kill Van Kull to the south.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the city include: Bergen Point, Constable Hook and Port Johnson.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 3,834
1880 9,372 144.4%
1890 19,033 103.1%
1900 32,722 71.9%
1910 55,545 69.7%
1920 76,754 38.2%
1930 88,979 15.9%
1940 79,198 −11.0%
1950 77,203 −2.5%
1960 74,215 −3.9%
1970 72,743 −2.0%
1980 65,047 −10.6%
1990 61,444 −5.5%
2000 61,842 0.6%
2010 63,024 1.9%
2020 71,686 13.7%
Population sources: 1870-1920
1870 1880-1890
1890-1910 1870-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010 2020

The city has a very ethnically diverse population, home to large populations of Italian Americans, Irish Americans, Polish Americans, Indian Americans, Egyptian Americans, Dominican Americans, Mexican Americans, Salvadoran Americans, Pakistani Americans, Boricua, amongst others.

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 63,024 people, 25,237 households, and 16,051 families residing in the city. The population density was 10,858.3 per square mile (4,192.4/km2). There were 27,799 housing units at an average density of 4,789.4 per square mile (1,849.2/km2)*. The racial makeup of the city was 69.21% (43,618) White, 8.86% (5,584) Black or African American, 0.31% (194) Native American, 7.71% (4,861) Asian, 0.03% (16) Pacific Islander, 10.00% (6,303) from other races, and 3.88% (2,448) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.79% (16,251) of the population. Non-Hispanic Whites were 56.8% of the population.

There were 25,237 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.4 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 87.9 males.

The U.S. Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $53,587 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,278) and the median family income was $66,077 (+/- $5,235). Males had a median income of $51,188 (+/- $1,888) versus $42,097 (+/- $1,820) for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,698 (+/- $1,102). About 9.9% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation

Hackensack RiverWalk begins at Bergen Point where the Kill Van Kull meets the Newark Bay and connect to the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. A plaque unveiled on May 2, 2006, for the new Richard A. Rutkowski Park, a wetlands preserve on the northwestern end of town that is part of the RiverWalk. Also known as the Waterfront Park and Environmental Walkway, it is located immediately north of the Stephen R. Gregg Hudson County Park.

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is part of a walkway that is intended to run the more than 18 miles (29 km) from the Bayonne Bridge to the George Washington Bridge.

In August 2014, the Bayonne Hometown Fair, a popular tourist and community attraction that ceased in 2000, was revived by a local business owner and resident. The first revived Bayonne Hometown Fair took place from June 6–7, 2015.


Roads and highways

2018-07-08 08 29 42 View west along Interstate 78 (New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension) just west of Exit 14A in Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey
View west along I-78 (New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension) in Bayonne

As of May 2010, the city had a total of 76.55 miles (123.20 km) of roadways, of which 65.78 miles (105.86 km) were maintained by the city, 4.82 miles (7.76 km) are overseen by Hudson County, 4.04 miles (6.50 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 1.91 miles (3.07 km) are the responsibility of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

The Bayonne Bridge stretches 1,775 feet (541 m), connecting south to Staten Island over the Kill Van Kull. Originally constructed in 1931, the bridge underwent a Navigation Clearance Project that was completed in 2017 at a cost of $1.7 billion, that raised the bridge deck from 151 feet (46 m) above the water to 215 feet (66 m), allowing larger and more heavily laden ships to clear their way under the bridge. Kennedy Boulevard is a major thoroughfare along the west side of the city from the bridge north to Jersey City and North Hudson.

The Newark Bay Extension (Interstate 78) of the New Jersey Turnpike eastbound travels to Jersey City and, via the Holland Tunnel, Manhattan. Westbound, the Newark Bay Bridge provides access to Newark, Newark Liberty International Airport and the rest of the turnpike (Interstate 95).

Route 440 runs along the east side of Bayonne, and the West Side of Jersey City, partially following the path of the old Morris Canal route. Although it has traffic lights it is usually the quickest route north–south within Bayonne. It connects to the Bayonne Bridge, I-78, and to Route 185 to Liberty State Park.

Public transportation

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8th Street Station

The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail has four stops in Bayonne, all originally from the former Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ). They are located at 45th Street, 34th Street, 22nd Street, all just east of Avenue E, and 8th Street (the southern terminal of the 8th Street-Hoboken Line) at Avenue C, which opened in January 2011.

Bus transportation is provided on three main north–south streets of the city: Broadway, Kennedy Boulevard, and Avenue C, both by the state-operated NJ Transit and several private bus lines. The Broadway line runs solely inside Bayonne city limits, while bus lines on Avenue C and Kennedy Boulevard run to various end points in Jersey City. The NJ Transit 120 runs between Avenue C in Bayonne and Battery Park in Downtown Manhattan during rush hours in peak direction while the 81 provides service to Jersey City.

MTA Regional Bus Operations provides bus service between Bayonne and Staten Island on the S89 route, which connects the 34th Street light rail station and the Eltingville neighborhood on Staten Island with no other stops in Bayonne. It is the first interstate bus service operated by the New York City Transit Authority.

For 114 years, the CNJ ran frequent service through the city. Trains ran north to the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal in Jersey City. Trains ran west to Elizabethport, Elizabeth and Cranford for points west and south. The implementation of the Aldene Connection in 1967 bypassed CNJ trains around Bayonne so that nearly all trains would either terminate at Newark Pennsylvania Station or at Hoboken Terminal. By 1973, a lightly used shuttle between Bayonne and Cranford that operated 20 times per day was the final remnant of service on the line. Until August 6, 1978, a shuttle service between Bayonne and Cranford retained the last leg of service with the CNJ trains.

Points of interest

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Kill Van Kull meets Newark Bay
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Rutkowski Park
  • The Bayonne Bridge is the fifth-longest steel arch bridge in the world. For the more than 45 years from its dedication in 1931 until the completion of the New River Gorge Bridge, the Bayonne Bridge was the world's longest such bridge.
  • Bergen Point
  • Constable Hook is the site of two burials grounds known as the Constable Hook Cemetery, numerous tank farms and the Bayonne Golf Club, situated at the city's highest point
  • Shooters Island, closed to the general public, is a 35 acres (14 ha) island—of which 7.5 acres (3.0 ha) are in Bayonne—that is operated as a bird sanctuary by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

National Registered Historic Places and museums

See List of Registered Historic Places in Hudson County, New Jersey

  • Bayonne Truck House No. 1, home to Bayonne Firefighters Museum
  • Bayonne Trust Company, home to Bayonne Community Museum
  • First Reformed Dutch Church of Bergen Neck
  • Robbins Reef Light - Built to serve ships heading into New York Harbor, the current structure at the site dates to 1883, replacing an earlier lighthouse constructed in 1839.

Media and culture

Bayonne is located within the New York media market, with most of its daily papers available for sale or delivery. Local, county, and regional news is covered by the daily Jersey Journal. The Bayonne Community News is part of The Hudson Reporter group of local weeklies. Other weeklies, the River View Observer and El Especialito also cover local news. Bayonne-based periodicals include the Bayonne Evening Star-Telegram (B.E.S.T.).

Bayonne's local culture is served by the Annual Outdoor Art Show, which was instituted in 2008, in which local artists display their works.

Jackie Gleason, a former headliner at the Hi-Hat Club in Bayonne, was fascinated by the city and mentioned it often in the television series The Honeymooners.

Films set in Bayonne include the 1991 film Mortal Thoughts, with Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, which was filmed near Horace Mann School and locations around Bayonne and Hoboken; the 2000 drama Men of Honor, starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr.; the 2002 drama Hysterical Blindness; and the 2005 Tom Cruise science fiction film War of the Worlds, which opens at the Bayonne home of the lead character, and depicts the destruction of the Bayonne Bridge by aliens. Films shot in Bayonne include the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind, scenes of which were filmed at the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, and the 2008 Mickey Rourke drama The Wrestler, which was partially filmed in the Color & Cuts Salon and the former Dolphin Gym, both of which are on Broadway in Bayonne.

The comic strip Piranha Club (originally "Ernie"), drawn by Bud Grace, is set in and around Bayonne.

The ABC sci-fi comedy television series, The Neighbors, is about a family that moves from Bayonne into a fictional gated community, Hidden Hills, that is populated by aliens from another planet posing as humans.

The Best Show with Tom Scharpling records near Bayonne, and the town is frequently mentioned due to Associate Producer Mike Lisk (a.k.a. AP Mike) being a Bayonne native, who tends bar at Massa's Tavern, a local bar.

The city has a very ethnically diverse population, home to large populations of Italian Americans, Irish Americans, Polish Americans, Egyptian Americans, Dominican Americans, Mexican Americans, Salvadoran Americans, Pakistani Americans, Puerto Ricans, amongst others.


Portions of the city are part of an Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ), one of 32 zones covering 37 municipalities statewide. Bayonne was selected in 2002 as one of a group of three zones added to participate in the program. In addition to other benefits to encourage employment and investment within the Zone, shoppers can take advantage of a reduced 3.3125% sales tax rate (half of the 6+58% rate charged statewide) at eligible merchants. Established in September 2002, the city's Urban Enterprise Zone status expires in December 2023. More than 200 businesses have registered to participate in the city's UEZ since it was first established.

The Bayonne Town Center, located within the Broadway shopping district, includes retailers, eateries, consumer and small business banking centers. The Bayonne Medical Center is a for-profit hospital that anchors the northern end of the Town Center. It is the city's largest employer, with over 1,200 employees. A 2013 study showed that the hospital charged the highest rates in the United States.

Bayonne Crossing on Route 440 in Bayonne, includes a Lowe's, New York Sports Club, and Wal-Mart.

On the site of the former Military Ocean Terminal, the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor includes new housing and businesses. One of them, Cape Liberty Cruise Port is located at the end of the long peninsula with Royal Caribbean. Also found is a memorial park for the Tear of Grief, a 100-foot-high (30 m), 175-short-ton (159 t) monument commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

The firearms manufacturing company Henry Repeating Arms moved from Brooklyn to Bayonne in 2009.


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Bayonne Free Public Library and Cultural Center

Public schools

The Bayonne Board of Education serves students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2017-18 school year, the district, comprised of 13 schools, had an enrollment of 9,907 students and 689.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.4:1. Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Henry E. Harris Community School No. 1 (683 students; in grades PreK-8), Phillip G. Vroom Community School No. 2 (489; PreK-8), Dr. Walter F. Robinson Community School No. 3 (777; PreK-8), Mary J. Donohoe Community School No. 4 (471; PreK-8), Lincoln Community School No. 5 (465; PreK-8), Horace Mann Community School No. 6 (573; PreK-8), William Shemin Midtown Community School No. 8 (1,179; PreK-8), Washington Community School No. 9 (684; PreK-8), Woodrow Wilson Community School No. 10 (700; PreK-8), John M. Bailey Community School No. 12 (664; PreK-8), Nicholas Oresko Community School No. 14 (462; PreK-8) an advanced school for gifted and talented students in academics, the arts, and physical education; and Bayonne High School (2,668; 9-12). Bayonne High School is the only public school in the state to have an on-campus ice rink for its hockey team.

During the 1998-99 school year, Midtown Community School No. 8 was recognized with the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. During the 2008–09 school year, P.S. #14 was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School award, and Washington Community School No. 9 was honored during the 2009–10 school year.

For the 2004–05 school year, Mary J. Donohoe No. 4 School was named a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve. It is the fourth school in Bayonne to receive this honor. The other three are Bayonne High School in 1995–96, Midtown Community School in 1996–97 and P.S. #14 in the 1998–99 school year.

Private schools

Private schools in Bayonne include All Saints Catholic Academy for grades PreK-8 and the co-ed Marist High School for grades 9-12, All Saints operates under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, while Marist High School operates under the Marist Brothers. All Saints was one of eight private schools recognized in 2017 as an Exemplary High Performing School by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program of the United States Department of Education. Marist High School has been ranked in the top 50 private schools in New Jersey. [1] It is one of a few high schools across the nation that provides an associate degree program.

The Yeshiva Gedolah of Bayonne is a yeshiva high school / Bais Medrash / Kolel with 130 students.

Holy Family Academy for girls in ninth through twelfth grades was closed at the end of the 2012-13 school year in the wake of financial difficulties and declining enrollment, having lost the support of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia in 2008.

Libraries and museums

The Bayonne Public Library, one of New Jersey's original 36 Carnegie libraries, the Bayonne Community Museum, the Bayonne Firefighters Museum, and the Joyce-Herbert VFW Post 226 Veterans Museum provide educational events and programs.

Notable people

See also (related category): People from Bayonne, New Jersey

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Bayonne include ((B) denotes that the person was born in the city):

  • Marc Acito (born 1966), playwright, novelist and humorist. (B)
  • Walker Lee Ashley (born 1960), linebacker who played seven seasons in the NFL, for the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs.(B)
  • Herbert R. Axelrod (1927–2017), tropical fish expert who was sentenced to prison in a tax fraud case. (B)
  • Louis Ayres (1874–1947), architect best known for designing the United States Memorial Chapel at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial and the Herbert C. Hoover U.S. Department of Commerce Building. (B)
  • Alexander Barkan (1909–1990), head of the AFL–CIO's Committee on Political Education from 1963 until 1982, and an original member of Nixon's Enemies List. (B)
  • Allan Benny (1867–1942), Bayonne council member who later represented NJ's 9th congressional district from 1903 to 1905.
  • Ben Bernie (1891–1943), bandleader, author, violinist, composer and conductor who wrote Sweet Georgia Brown. (B)
  • Tammy Blanchard (born 1976), actress who won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Judy Garland in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows.
  • Marcy Borders (1973–2015), bank clerk who was known as "the dust lady" for an iconic photo taken of her after she survived the collapse of the World Trade Center.
  • Joe Borowski (born 1971), professional baseball player for the Cleveland Indians.
  • Kenny Britt (born 1988), wide receiver for the New England Patriots. (B)
  • Dick Brodowski (born 1932), Major League Baseball pitcher, who came up with the Boston Red Sox as a 19-year-old.
  • Clem Burke (born 1955), drummer who was an original member of the band Blondie. (B)
  • Walter Chandoha (1920–2019), animal photographer, known especially for his 90,000 photographs of cats. (B)
  • Leon Charney (1938–2016), real estate tycoon, author, philanthropist, political pundit and media personality. (B)
  • Anthony Chiappone (born 1957), indicted politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represented the 31st Legislative District from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2007 until his resignation in 2010.
  • Robert Coello (born 1984), MLB pitcher who has played for the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
  • Robert B. Cohen (1925–2012), founder of the Hudson News chain of newsstands that began in 1987 with a single location at LaGuardia Airport. (B)
  • Dennis P. Collins (1924–2009), former Mayor of Bayonne who served four terms in office, from 1974 to 1990.
  • George Cummings (born 1938), guitarist for the 1970s iconic pop band, Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show.
  • Bert Daly (1881–1952), physician and MLB infielder for the Philadelphia Athletics who served five terms as mayor of Bayonne.(B)
  • Tom De Haven (born 1949), author, editor and journalist. (B)
  • Sandra Dee (1942–2005), actress best known for her role as Gidget. (B)
  • Teresa Demjanovich (1901–1927), Ruthenian Catholic Sister of Charity, who has been beatified by the Catholic Church.(B)
  • Martin Dempsey (born 1952), retired United States Army general who served as the 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1, 2011, until September 25, 2015.
  • Rich Dimler (born 1956), former nose tackle for the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers. (B)
  • James P. Dugan (born 1929), former member of the New Jersey Senate who served as chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. (B)
  • Michael Embrich (born 1981) writer, historian, military researcher, federal policy maker.
  • Michael Farber (born 1951), author and sports journalist, who was a writer with Sports Illustrated from 1994 to 2014.
  • Barney Frank (born 1940), member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 until 2013. (B)
  • Rich Glover (born 1950) former professional football player, who played defensive tackle in the NFL for the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.(B)
  • Rick Gomez (born 1972), actor who portrayed Sgt. George Luz, in the HBO television miniseries Band of Brothers.
  • Arielle Holmes (born 1993), actress and writer best known for starring as a lightly fictionalized version of herself in the film Heaven Knows What.
  • Danan Hughes (born 1970), former football wide receiver who played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs. (B)
  • Nathan L. Jacobs (1905–1989), Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1948 and from 1952 to 1975.
  • Herman Kahn (1922–1983), military strategist.
  • Brian Keith (1921–1997), film and TV actor who appeared in The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming and as Uncle Bill in Family Affair. (B)
  • Frank Langella (born 1940), actor who has appeared in over 70 productions including Dave and Good Night, and Good Luck.. (B)
  • Bob Latour (1925–2010), swimming coach who organized and served as the first coach of the men's swimming team at Bucknell University from 1956 to 1968. (B)
  • Joseph A. LeFante (1928–1977), politician who represented New Jersey's 14th congressional district from 1977 to 1978. (B)
  • Jammal Lord (born 1981), former safety for the Houston Texans.
  • Donald MacAdie (1899–1963), Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark from 1958 to 1963.
  • George R. R. Martin (born 1948), author and screenwriter of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. (B)
  • Benjamin Melniker (1913–2018), film producer who was an executive producer with Michael E. Uslan on the Batman film series.(B)
  • Miriam Moskowitz (1916–2018), schoolteacher who served two years in prison after being convicted for conspiracy as an atomic spy for the Soviet Union.
  • Devora Nadworney (1895–1948), contralto singer who, in 1928, became the first singer heard over a radio network in the United States.
  • Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr. (1895–1979), publishing and broadcasting executive who founded Advance Publications.
  • Jim Norton (born 1968), standup comedian known for The Opie & Anthony Show, the Jim Norton & Sam Roberts show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
  • Denise O'Connor (born 1935), fencer who competed for the United States in the women's team foil events at the 1964 and 1976 Summer Olympics.(B)
  • Jason O'Donnell (born 1971), member of the New Jersey General Assembly who represented the 31st Legislative District from 2010 to 2016.
  • Gene Olaff (1920–2017), early professional soccer goalie.(B)
  • Peter George Olenchuk (1922–2000), United States Army Major General.
  • Shaquille O'Neal (born 1972), all-star basketball player for various NBA teams.
  • Nicholas Oresko (1917–2013), United States Army Master Sergeant and recipient of the Medal of Honor.(B)
  • Ronald Roberts (born 1991), professional basketball player who played for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier League.
  • Steven V. Roberts (born 1943), journalist, writer and political commentator.
  • William Sampson, politician who has represented the 31st Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2022.(B)
  • Dick Savitt (born 1927), tennis player who reached a ranking of second in the world.(B)
  • William Shemin (1896–1973), U.S. Army sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient and namesake of the William Shemin Midtown Community School.(B)
  • William N. Stape (born 1968), screenwriter and magazine writer who wrote episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
  • Corey Stokes (born 1988), college basketball player for Villanova University.(B)
  • Robert Tepper (born 1953), singer/songwriter best known for the song "No Easy Way Out" from the Rocky IV motion picture soundtrack.(B)
  • Joseph W. Tumulty (1914–1996), attorney and politician who represented the 32nd Legislative District for a single four-year term in the New Jersey Senate.
  • James Urbaniak (born 1963), film and TV actor best known for his role as the voice of Dr. Thaddeus Venture in The Venture Bros..(B)
  • Michael E. Uslan (born 1951), originator and executive producer of the Batman/Dark Knight/Joker movie franchise.
  • Chuck Wepner (born 1939), hard-luck boxer who was known as "The Bayonne Bleeder".
  • George Wiley (1931–1973), chemist and civil rights leader.(B)
  • Zakk Wylde (born 1967), hard rock and heavy metal guitarist.(B)

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