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0.81% growth
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-1.67% decline
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1.82% growth
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-2.36% decline


The economy of Jersey City, NJ employs 134,339 people. The economy of Jersey City, NJ is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 2.27; 2.19; and 1.8 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jersey City, NJ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (16,503), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (16,330), and Finance & Insurance (14,788), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($83,565), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($79,231), and Utilities ($72,788).

Median household income in Jersey City, NJ is $59,485. Males in Jersey City, NJ have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,643. The income inequality of Jersey City, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jersey City, NJ. In Hudson County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 53 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,894. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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Jersey City, NJ is home to a population of 264,277 people, from which 76.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jersey City, NJ is composed of 79,718 Hispanic residents (30.2%), 63,974 Asian residents (24.2%), 57,533 White residents (21.8%), 53,962 Black residents (20.4%), and 5,595 Two+ residents (2.12%). The most common foreign languages in Jersey City, NJ are Spanish (54,247 speakers), Tagalog (12,961 speakers), and Hindi (9,600 speakers), but compared to other places, Jersey City, NJ has a relative high number of Gujarati (5,730 speakers), Hindi (9,600 speakers), and Urdu (3,669 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Jersey City, NJ awarded 4,201 degrees. The student population of Jersey City, NJ is skewed towards females, with 1,505 male students and 2,696 female students. Most students in Jersey City, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (1,485 and 35.3%), followed by White (1,038 and 24.7%), Black or African American (836 and 19.9%), and Unknown (368 and 8.76%). The largest universities in Jersey City, NJ by number of graduates are New Jersey City University (1,935 and 46.1%), Hudson County Community College (968 and 23%), and Saint Peter's University (802 and 19.1%). The most popular majors in Jersey City, NJ are General Psychology (237 and 5.64%), General Business Administration & Management (206 and 4.9%), and Registered Nursing (202 and 4.81%). The median tuition costs in Jersey City, NJ are $33,136 for private four year colleges, and $7,936 and $16,765 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jersey City, NJ is $331,100, which is 1.7 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $339,100 to $331,100, a -2.36% increase. The homeownership rate of Jersey City, NJ is 25.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Jersey City, NJ have an average commute time of 35.1 minutes, and they commute by Public Transit. Car ownership in Jersey City, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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