Jersey City, NJ

Census Place

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2022 Population
287,899
0.262% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.6
0.29% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.1%
6.28% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$91,151
12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$500,100
14.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
154,210
1.84% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jersey City, NJ had a population of 288k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $91,151. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jersey City, NJ grew from 287,146 to 287,899, a 0.262% increase and its median household income grew from $81,390 to $91,151, a 12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jersey City, NJ are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (25.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (23%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.8%), and Other (Hispanic) (8.47%).

None of the households in Jersey City, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

78.5% of the residents in Jersey City, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jersey City, NJ are New Jersey City University (1,697 degrees awarded in 2022), Hudson County Community College (1,280 degrees), and Saint Peter's University (867 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Jersey City, NJ was $500,100, and the homeownership rate was 29.2%.

Most people in Jersey City, NJ used public transit to get to work, and the average commute time was 37 minutes. The average car ownership in Jersey City, NJ was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Jersey City, NJ is home to a population of 288k people, from which 78.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 40.8% of Jersey City, NJ residents were born outside of the country (117k people).

In 2022, there were 1.1 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (73.1k people) in Jersey City, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 57.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

78.5%
2022 Citizenship
78.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 78.5% of Jersey City, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jersey City, NJ was 78.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jersey City, NJ
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    73.1k ± 1.95k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    66.3k ± 2.08k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    57.3k ± 1.86k
27.2%
Hispanic Population
78.3k people

In 2022, there were 1.1 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (73.1k people) in Jersey City, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 57.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.2% of the people in Jersey City, NJ are hispanic (78.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jersey City, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    273,669 ± 12,652 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    204,992 ± 10,992 people
  3. Mexico
    104,320 ± 7,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 273,669 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 204,992 and Mexico with 104,320.

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Foreign-Born Population

40.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
117k people
41.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
120k people

As of 2022, 40.8% of Jersey City, NJ residents (117k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jersey City, NJ was 41.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    980 ± 303
  2. Vietnam
    896 ± 214
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    780 ± 226

Jersey City, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jersey City, NJ employs 154k people. The largest industries in Jersey City, NJ are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (24,927 people), Finance & Insurance (19,666 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (17,076 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($136,353), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($120,651), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($117,014).

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,965. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

154k
2022 Value
± 3,575
1.84%
1 Year growth
± 3.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jersey City, NJ grew at a rate of 1.84%, from 151k employees to 154k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jersey City, NJ, are Management Occupations (18,924 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (16,507 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (15,272 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jersey City, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

154k
2022 Value
± 3,575
1.84%
1 Year growth
± 3.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jersey City, NJ grew at a rate of 1.84%, from 151k employees to 154k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jersey City, NJ, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (24,927 people), Finance & Insurance (19,666 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (17,076 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jersey City, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Jersey City, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$71,220
Median earning men ± $2,758
$56,884
Median earning women ± $2,559

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($139,690), Information ($123,704), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($97,128).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($106,037), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($99,862), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($82,999).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Jersey City, NJ awarded 4,071 degrees. The student population of Jersey City, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,744 male students and 10,669 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jersey City, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (1,648 and 42%), followed by White (907 and 23.1%), Black or African American (667 and 17%), and Asian (380 and 9.69%).

The largest universities in Jersey City, NJ by number of degrees awarded are New Jersey City University (1,697 and 41.7%), Hudson County Community College (1,280 and 31.4%), and Saint Peter's University (867 and 21.3%).

The most popular majors in Jersey City, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (334 and 8.2%), Registered Nursing (319 and 7.84%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (271 and 6.66%).

The median tuition costs in Jersey City, NJ are $38,790 for private four year colleges, and $13,384 and $23,983 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Jersey City, NJ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 17,413 (38.7% men and 61.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 17,413 students enrolled in Jersey City, NJ, 38.7% men and 61.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 7,606 records, of which 63% were women and 37% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 152 degrees awarded
  2. 151 degrees awarded
  3. 172 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jersey City, NJ was Registered Nursing with 152 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Jersey City, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,697 degrees awarded
  2. 1,280 degrees awarded
  3. 867 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Jersey City University with 1,697 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,494 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jersey City, NJ, which is 0.58 times less than the 2,577 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,648 degrees mean that there were 1.82 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 907 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($38,790) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,238) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jersey City, NJ was $500,100 in 2022, which is 1.77 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $437,200 to $500,100, a 14.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Jersey City, NJ is 29.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jersey City, NJ have an average commute time of 37 minutes, and they used public transit to get to work. Car ownership in Jersey City, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Jersey City, NJ is $91,151. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Jersey City, NJ was Census Tract 58.02 with a value of $227,596, followed by Census Tract 74 and Census Tract 72, with respective values of $216,430 and $189,948.

Property

$500,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,345
$34,882
Median Property Taxes
±$1,491

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jersey City, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

29.2%
Homeownership
2022
63%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 29.2% of the housing units in Jersey City, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 29.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 58.02
  2. Census Tract 74
  3. Census Tract 72

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jersey City, NJ was Census Tract 58.02 with a value of $227,596, followed by Census Tract 74 and Census Tract 72, with respective values of $216,430 and $189,948.

The following map shows all of the places in Jersey City, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$91,151
Median Household Income
± $3,299
119k
Number of Households
± 2,921

In 2022, the median household income of the 119k households in Jersey City, NJ grew to $91,151 from the previous year's value of $81,390.

The following chart displays the households in Jersey City, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jersey City, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Public Transit (38.9%)
  2. Drove Alone (28.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (18.7%)

In 2022, 38.9% of workers in Jersey City, NJ used public transit to get to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (28.5%) and those who worked at home (18.7%).

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Commute Time

37 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jersey City, NJ have a longer commute time (37 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.54% of the workforce in Jersey City, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jersey City, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jersey City, NJ have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jersey City, NJ (43.1k out of 285k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jersey City, NJ is Hispanic, followed by Black and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.1% of the population of Jersey City, NJ has health coverage, with 53.6% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 7.46% on Medicare, 8.04% on non-group plans, and 0.314% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hudson County, NJ see 1842 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.75% decrease from the previous year (1894 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1513 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1289 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,842 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hudson County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Hudson County, NJ see an average of 1,842 patients per year. This represents a 2.75% decrease from the previous year (1,894 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hudson County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 29.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.87%
Uninsured
53.6%
Employer Coverage
21.7%
Medicaid
7.46%
Medicare
8.04%
Non-Group
0.314%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jersey City, NJ declined by 9.23% from 9.77% to 8.87%.

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