Jersey City, NJ

Census Place

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US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
Poverty Rate
18.3%

Number of Employees
141,780
1.06% 1-year growth

About

N/A 0% of the households in Jersey City, NJ speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and N/A% of the residents in Jersey City, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jersey City, NJ are New Jersey City University (1,751 degrees awarded in 2019), Hudson County Community College (892 degrees), and Saint Peter's University (868 degrees).

In N/A, the median property value in Jersey City, NJ was N/A, and the homeownership rate was N/A%. Most people in Jersey City, NJ N/A, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Jersey City, NJ was N/A per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New Jersey (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Hudson County, NJ went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 74.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (22.4%), followed by Other (2.92%). The most partisan county was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Hudson County, NJ
74.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Jersey
  1. 77.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 74.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 66.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Jersey was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New Jersey colored by their party leaning.

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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 had become 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Jersey over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Diversity

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

In N/A, there were N/A times more N/A residents (N/A people) in Jersey City, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were N/A N/A and N/A N/A residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

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Hispanic Population
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In N/A, there were N/A times more N/A residents (N/A people) in Jersey City, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were N/A N/A and N/A N/A residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

N/A% of the people in Jersey City, NJ are hispanic (N/A people).

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Age by Nativity

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Median Native-Born Age
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Median Foreign-Born Age
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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    267,137 ± 12,497 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    196,191 ± 10,754 people
  3. Mexico
    108,194 ± 8,026 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 267,137 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 196,191 and Mexico with 108,194.

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Citizenship

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The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Jersey City, NJ compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
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Economy

Median household income in Jersey City, NJ is N/A. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Jersey City, NJ was Census Tract 74 with a value of $187,917, followed by Census Tract 76 and Census Tract 73, with respective values of $186,302 and $158,438.

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,114. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Jersey City, NJ employs 142k people. The largest industries in Jersey City, NJ are , and the highest paying industries are .

Wages

Median Household Income

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$92,951
Average Male Salary in New Jersey
± $1,794
$67,114
Average Female Salary in New Jersey
± $1,255

In 2019, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Jersey by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New Jersey
  1. Asian
    $92,859 ± $3,652
  2. White
    $74,222 ± $1,284
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $70,602 ± $36,181

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New Jersey.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jersey City, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.493
2019 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.493
2018 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2019, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0449% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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 (N/A)
  1. Census Tract 74
  2. Census Tract 76
  3. Census Tract 73

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (N/A) in Jersey City, NJ was Census Tract 74 with a value of $187,917, followed by Census Tract 76 and Census Tract 73, with respective values of $186,302 and $158,438.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jersey City, NJ (47.4k out of 259k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. 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
    17,957 ± 1,103
  2. White
    15,649 ± 909
  3. Black
    14,751 ± 916

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

142k
2018 Value
± 6,557
1.06%
1 Year growth
± 6.49%

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jersey City, NJ, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations (15,400 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,651 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (14,566 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 Business & Financial Operations Occupations (15,400 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,651 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (14,566 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jersey City, NJ, by median earnings, are .

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Industries

Employment by Industries

142k
2018 Value
± 6,557
1.06%
1 Year growth
± 6.49%

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jersey City, NJ, are . 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 .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jersey City, NJ, by median earnings, are .

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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. $57.4B
  2. $52.6B
  3. $51.9B

In 2018, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57.4B, followed by Electronics ($52.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($51.9B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$660B
2018 Value in New Jersey
$1.36T
Projected 2045 Value in New Jersey
105% growth

In 2018, total outbound New Jersey trade was $660B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.36T 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. $115B
  2. $64.9B
  3. $23.7B

In 2018, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $115B, followed by Pennsylvania with $64.9B and California and $23.7B.

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

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Education

In 2019, universities in Jersey City, NJ awarded 3,939 degrees. The student population of Jersey City, NJ is skewed towards N/A, with N/A male students and N/A female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jersey City, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (1,487 and 38.4%), followed by White (932 and 24.1%), Black or African American (725 and 18.7%), and Asian (334 and 8.63%).

The largest universities in Jersey City, NJ by number of degrees awarded are New Jersey City University (1,751 and 44.5%), Hudson County Community College (892 and 22.6%), and Saint Peter's University (868 and 22%).

The most popular majors in Jersey City, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (322 and 8.17%), General Business Administration & Management (291 and 7.39%), and Accounting (224 and 5.69%).

The median tuition costs in Jersey City, NJ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 179 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 151 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 195 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jersey City, NJ was Registered Nursing with 179 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. 1,751 degrees awarded
  2. 892 degrees awarded
  3. 868 degrees awarded
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Median In-State Public
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Median Private

In 2019, the Jersey City, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Jersey City University with 1,751 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,363
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,576
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,363 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jersey City, NJ, which is 0.529 times less than the 2,576 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Jersey City, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,487 degrees awarded
  2. White
    932 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    725 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Jersey City, NJ was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,487 degrees mean that there were 1.6 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 932 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

Housing

Property Value

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Household Income

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Median Household Income
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Number of Households
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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 N/A range.

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Property Taxes

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Rent vs Own

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N/A Homeownership

This percentage of owner-occupation is approximately the same as 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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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jersey City, NJ have a similar commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, N/A% of the workforce in Jersey City, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, N/A% of workers in Jersey City, NJ N/A, followed by those who N/A (N/A%) and those who N/A (N/A%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

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Average Number

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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 New Jersey was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Hudson County, NJ see 1894 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.07% decrease from the previous year (1954 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1542 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1446 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Salem County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,894 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hudson County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Hudson County, NJ see an average of 1,894 patients per year. This represents a 3.07% decrease from the previous year (1,954 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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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 in New Jersey
$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

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. 15.6% prevalence
  2. 13.4% prevalence
  3. 13.2% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 15.6%.

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

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