Jersey City, NJ Profile: Facts & Data

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Jersey City, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Jersey City is the 2nd largest city in New Jersey with a population of 278,539 as of July 1, 2018. Jersey City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jersey City is located at latitude 40.7114 and longitude -74.0648 in Hudson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jersey City (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.79 sq. miles and a water area of 6.34 sq. miles. Hudson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The City of Jersey City (GNIS ID: 885264) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jersey City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jersey City: Arissheck, Hudson, Paulus Hook, Paulus's Hook, Powles Hook.


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Jersey City, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 278,539
Population in Households 275,666
Population in Familes 207,562
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,873
Population Density1 18,830
Diversity Index2 87
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,933
Average Household Income $97,615
Per Capita Income $38,750

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 123,318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,795 (24.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 79,712 (64.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,811 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $359,088
Average Home Value $419,153
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 109,507
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 64,305
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.44% 1.48%
Households 1.5% 1.52%
Families 1.33% 1.42%
Median Household Income   3.91%
Per Capita Income   3.52%

Jersey City, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jersey City to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density # 8 99th
Diversity Index # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 402 26th
Per Capita Income # 301 45th

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