Jersey City

Jersey City is the second-most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. It is the seat of Hudson County as well as the county’s largest city. The Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program calculated that the city’s population was 262,075 in 2019, ranking as the 80th-most-populous incorporated place in the nation.

About Jersey City

Jersey City, New Jersey is considered part of the New York metropolitan area. It sits between the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay on the east and the Hackensack River and Newark Bay on the west. This Hudson County city is a transportation, distribution, and logistical hub for the region. It is also one of the great manufacturing centers in the area. The city shares extensive mass transit links with Manhattan, via the Holland Tunnel, NY/NJ Path Trains, and the Waterway Ferry. In recent years, it has also become a powerful center of banking and finance in its own right. It has, in fact, earned the nicknames Wall Street West and the 6th Borough. Many professionals who work in New York City prefer to make their home in Jersey City. And the economic boom in the city has made it a great place to both live and work. Jersey City families c

Jersey City, New Jersey is considered part of the New York metropolitan area. It sits between the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay on the east and the Hackensack River and Newark Bay on the west. This Hudson County city is a transportation, distribution, and logistical hub for the region. It is also one of the great manufacturing centers in the area. The city shares extensive mass transit links with Manhattan, via the Holland Tunnel, NY/NJ Path Trains, and the Waterway Ferry. In recent years, it has also become a powerful center of banking and finance in its own right. It has, in fact, earned the nicknames Wall Street West and the 6th Borough.

Many professionals who work in New York City prefer to make their home in Jersey City. And the economic boom in the city has made it a great place to both live and work. Jersey City families can enjoy the outdoors along it's waterfront boardwalk and Liberty State Park taking in breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty a United States National Treasure. The city's wide array of diverse neighborhoods leaves a place for all lifestyles and budgets.

Although New York City is known as one of the great cultural hubs of the country, the culture and arts scene in Jersey City is notable. The Jersey City Free Public Library has five regional branches. These branches hold more than books. They are also home to permanent collections, and they do duty as exhibition spaces. One of the branches is home to the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum. Jersey City Museum and the Museum of Russian Art, which contains pieces of Soviet Nonconformist Art, can also be found in the city.

The city also hosts various performance art programs. The Shakespeare festival of Hudson County stages plays from The Bard during each month of summer. These take place in various parks in the city, and they are free to the public.

If you are unwilling to pay the enormous sums of money to purchase or rent a place in New York City, you should seriously consider Jersey City. The commute to Manhattan is short and you can enjoy the thriving social and cultural life of the city.

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Drivetime to NYC
20 mins
Median Age
37
Median Area Income
$68,187
Median Sale Price
$467,500

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Jersey City Sales Data

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Demographics

Population by Age Level. Median Age 37.13. Households: 109,860.

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Jersey City Schools & Education

Public & Private Institutions Of Learning

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Avg School Rating
2.9/5
Publically Funded
50
Catholic / Religious
9
Private / Charter
17

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