Latest Data (2018)
Population 265,549
Nationwide Rank 78

Quick Facts

Jersey City, New Jersey is the 78th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Jersey City, New Jersey is a city.

Jersey City, New Jersey is currently 16.2% smaller than it was in 1930, the year of its peak recorded population.

Jersey City, New Jersey's growth is below average. 62% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Jersey City, New Jersey Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
68 Anchorage, Alaska 291,538 11.8%
69 Plano, Texas 288,061 28.4%
70 Lincoln, Nebraska 287,401 26.2%
71 Orlando, Florida 285,713 46.7%
72 Irvine, California 282,572 92.6%
73 Newark, New Jersey 282,090 3.4%
74 Toledo, Ohio 274,975 -12.3%
75 Durham, North Carolina 274,291 45.2%
76 Chula Vista, California 271,651 54.6%
77 Fort Wayne, Indiana 267,633 5.4%
78 Jersey City, New Jersey 265,549 10.6%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 265,098 6.5%
80 Laredo, Texas 261,639 45.7%
81 Madison, Wisconsin 258,054 22.8%
82 Chandler, Arizona 257,165 43.2%
83 Buffalo, New York 256,304 -12.2%
84 Lubbock, Texas 255,885 27.7%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 255,310 24.9%
86 Reno, Nevada 250,998 36.4%
87 Glendale, Arizona 250,702 13.0%
88 Gilbert, Arizona 248,279 111.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In New Jersey

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
73 Newark 282,090 3.4%
78 Jersey City 265,549 10.6%
180 Paterson 145,627 -2.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 265,549 78
2017 270,753 75
2016 264,152 77
2015 264,290 75
2014 262,146 74
2013 257,342 74
2012 254,441 75
2011 251,616 75
2010 247,597 75
2009 242,503 78
2008 239,658 78
2007 238,702 78
2006 238,109 78
2005 236,808 76
2004 236,587 76
2003 237,629 74
2002 238,814 74
2001 240,440 72
2000 240,028 73
1990 228,475 67
1980 223,532 61
1970 260,545 54
1960 276,101 47
1950 299,017 37
1940 301,173 30
1930 316,715 23
1920 298,103 22
1910 267,779 19
1900 206,433 17
1890 163,003 19
1880 120,722 17
1870 82,546 17
1860 29,226 28