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Jersey City is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 262,146 people and 67 constituent neighborhoods, Jersey City is the second largest community in New Jersey. Jersey City has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Housing costs in Jersey City are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Unlike some cities, Jersey City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jersey City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jersey City is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jersey City who work in office and administrative support (12.42%), management occupations (10.60%) and sales jobs (9.97%).
Also of interest is that Jersey City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Jersey City is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Jersey City. This makes Jersey City a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Jersey City presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
Jersey City is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Jersey City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Jersey City, the average commute to work is 35.86 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of Jersey City’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Jersey City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Jersey City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Jersey City ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Jersey City, 42.49% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Jersey City in 2010 was $32,791, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,164 for a family of four. However, Jersey City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Jersey City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jersey City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jersey City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Jersey City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jersey City include Italian, Irish, German, Egyptian and Polish.
Jersey City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 39.80%.
The languages spoken by people in Jersey City are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Jersey City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Tagalog, Hindi and Arabic.
|JERSEY CITY INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||96,634|
|JERSEY CITY HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||29.57%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||70.43%|
|TYPE OF JERSEY CITY HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||7.96%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||7.89%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||36.54%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||47.48%|
|SIZE OF JERSEY CITY HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.67%|
|AGE OF JERSEY CITY HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||16.93%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||18.66%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||27.10%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||37.31%|
|JERSEY CITY REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$350,018|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,359|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||2.19%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||2.57%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||13.05%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||26.17%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||25.36%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||13.60%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||11.42%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||3.53%|
|PEOPLE OF JERSEY CITY||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||7.16%|
|5 TO 17||13.62%|
|18 TO 24||9.69%|
|25 TO 34||22.51%|
|35 TO 54||27.80%|
|55 TO 64||9.90%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||9.33%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||85.02%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$58,907|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$32,791|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||18.96%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (13.88%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (11.45%)
Information Technology (3.39%)
Public Service (3.38%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||25.53%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.33%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.04%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||11.19%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.97%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||27.44%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (5.07%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (47.46%)
Other Asian languages (1.74%)
Indic languages (1.45%)
French Creole (1.08%)
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