Jersey City, NJ

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Population

270,750

2.49% growth

Median Age

33.8


Median Household Income

$66,264

4.8% growth

Poverty Rate

18.7%


Number of Employees

140,298

2.57% growth

Median Property Value

$379,900

0.957% growth

About

In 2017, Jersey City, NJ had a population of 271k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $66,264. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jersey City, NJ grew from 264,161 to 270,750, a 2.49% increase and its median household income grew from $63,227 to $66,264, a 4.8% increase.

The population of Jersey City, NJ is 29.5% Hispanic or Latino, 26.3% Asian Alone, and 22.2% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Jersey City, NJ speak a non-English language, and 77.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jersey City, NJ are New Jersey City University (1,821 degrees awarded in 2016), Hudson County Community College (1,008 degrees), and Saint Peter's University (739 degrees).

The median property value in Jersey City, NJ is $379,900, and the homeownership rate is 31.2%. Most people in Jersey City, NJ commute by Public Transit, and the average commute time is 35.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jersey City, NJ is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Jersey City, NJ employs 140k people. The largest industries in Jersey City, NJ are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (18,092 people), Finance & Insurance (16,455 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (16,369 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($100,559), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,747), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,170).

Median household income in Jersey City, NJ is $66,264. Males in Jersey City, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,638. The income inequality in Jersey City, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,264

2017 value

± $5,849

4.8%

1 Year Growth

± 12.1%

Households in Jersey City, NJ have a median annual income of $66,264, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,227 in 2016, which represents a 4.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$86,424

Average Male Salary

± $1,628

$62,638

Average Female Salary

± $1,187

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $82,096 ± $2,933

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $70,592 ± $66,407

  3. White

    $69,144 ± $1,183

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jersey City, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.49

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.562% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 74

  2. Census Tract 76

  3. Census Tract 77

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jersey City, NJ was Census Tract 74 with a value of $185,439, followed by Census Tract 76 and Census Tract 77, with respective values of $181,923 and $152,325.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jersey City, NJ (49.2k out of 263k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    17,809 ± 1,049

  2. White

    16,351 ± 941

  3. Black

    15,895 ± 942

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

140k

2017 Value

± 6,516

2.57%

1 Year growth

± 6.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jersey City, NJ grew at a rate of 2.57%, from 137k employees to 140k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jersey City, NJ, are Management Occupations (17,171 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,110 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,798 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jersey City, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jersey City, NJ, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (17,171 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,110 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,798 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jersey City, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.84 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.09 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jersey City, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($110,948), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($91,491), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($90,721).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

140k

2017 Value

± 6,516

2.57%

1 Year growth

± 6.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jersey City, NJ grew at a rate of 2.57%, from 137k employees to 140k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jersey City, NJ, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (18,092 people), Finance & Insurance (16,455 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (16,369 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Jersey City, NJ, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (18,092 people), Finance & Insurance (16,455 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (16,369 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jersey City, NJ has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (2.47 times higher than expected), Information (1.77 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jersey City, NJ, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($100,559), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,747), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,170).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics ($36.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($35.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for New Jersey state.

$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.1% of the population of Jersey City, NJ has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 23% on Medicaid, 7.39% on Medicare, 8.05% on non-group plans, and 0.652% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Jersey City, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Jersey City, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.9%

Uninsured

49%

Employer Coverage

23%

Medicaid

7.39%

Medicare

8.05%

Non-Group

0.652%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jersey City, NJ grew by 1.69% from 11.7% to 11.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jersey City, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Jersey City, NJ is home to a population of 271k people, from which 77.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Jersey City, NJ residents were born outside of the country (111k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jersey City, NJ is composed of 79.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (29.5%), 71.3k Asian Alone residents (26.3%), 60k Black or African American Alone residents (22.2%), 51.6k White Alone residents (19%), 6.39k Two or More Races residents (2.36%), 1.05k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.389%), 609 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.225%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jersey City, NJ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jersey City, NJ was 33.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Jersey City, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jersey City, NJ residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    111k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Jersey City, NJ residents (111k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jersey City, NJ was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    283,401 ± 12,863 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    186,056 ± 10,480 people

  3. Mexico

    122,971 ± 8,550 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 283,401 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 186,056 and Mexico with 122,971.

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Citizenship

77.6%

2017 Citizenship

76.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 77.6% of Jersey City, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jersey City, NJ was 76.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    79.8k ± 8.27k

  2. Asian Alone

    71.3k ± 3.87k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    60k ± 3.2k

In 2017, there were 1.12 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (79.8k people) in Jersey City, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 71.3k Asian Alone and 60k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Jersey City, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Jersey City, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Jersey City, NJ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jersey City, NJ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. false

    0 ± 0

  2. false

    0 ± 0

  3. false

    0 ± 0

Jersey City, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Jersey City, NJ awarded 3,980 degrees. The student population of Jersey City, NJ is skewed towards women, with 8,198 male students and 13,234 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jersey City, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (1,437 and 36.8%), followed by White (952 and 24.4%), Black or African American (682 and 17.5%), and Unknown (394 and 10.1%).

The largest universities in Jersey City, NJ by number of degrees awarded are New Jersey City University (1,821 and 45.8%), Hudson County Community College (1,008 and 25.3%), and Saint Peter's University (739 and 18.6%).

The most popular majors in Jersey City, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (518 and 13%), Registered Nursing (251 and 6.31%), and General Business Administration & Management (231 and 5.8%).

The median tuition costs in Jersey City, NJ are $34,130 for private four year colleges, and $8,114 and $17,142 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 191 degrees awarded

  2. 175 degrees awarded

  3. 165 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jersey City, NJ was Registered Nursing with 191 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,821 degrees awarded

  2. 1,008 degrees awarded

  3. 739 degrees awarded

$8,114

Median In-State Public

$34,130

Median Private

In 2016, the Jersey City, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Jersey City University with 1,821 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,511

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,469

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,511 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jersey City, NJ, which is 0.612 times less than the 2,469 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,437 degrees awarded

  2. White

    952 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    682 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Jersey City, NJ were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,437 degrees mean that there were 1.51 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 952 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jersey City, NJ was $379,900 in 2017, which is 1.75 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $376,300 to $379,900, a 0.957% increase. The homeownership rate in Jersey City, NJ is 31.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jersey City, NJ have an average commute time of 35.5 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.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$66,264

Median Household Income

± $5,849

99.4k

Number of Households

± 5,043

In 2017, the median household income of the 99.4k households in Jersey City, NJ grew to $66,264 from the previous year's value of $63,227.

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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Housing

Property Value

$379,900

2017 Median

± $15,526

$376,300

2016 Median

± $18,260

In 2017, the median property value in Jersey City, NJ grew to to $379,900 from the previous year's value of $376,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jersey City, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jersey City, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Jersey City, NJ 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

31.2%

2017 Homeownership

26.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 31.2% of the housing units in Jersey City, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 26.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jersey City, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 0 cars.

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Commute Time

35.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jersey City, NJ have a longer commute time (35.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.92% of the workforce in Jersey City, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Public Transit

    51.4%

  2. Drove Alone

    29.6%

  3. Walked

    7.97%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jersey City, NJ was Public Transit (51.4%), followed by those who Drove Alone (29.6%) and those who Walked (7.97%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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