Nationwide Claims to Fame

Jersey City is 29th out of 6,405 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Jersey City is 29th out of 6,406 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Statewide Claims to Fame

Jersey City is 1st in New Jersey out of 185 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Jersey City is 1st in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Households

Jersey City is 2nd in New Jersey out of 185 other cities in Retail sales

Jersey City is 2nd in New Jersey out of 192 other cities in Current population (2012)

Jersey City is 2nd in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Jersey City is 3rd in New Jersey out of 179 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Jersey City is 7th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Jersey City is 8th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Jersey City is 10th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Size in square miles

Jersey City is 17th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - Two or More

Jersey City, New Jersey Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Jersey City Rank New Jersey US
Current population (2012) 254,441 2nd 8,864,590 313,914,040
Size in square miles 14.8 10th 7,354.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 16,736.3 8th 1,195.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Jersey City Rank New Jersey US
Residents younger than 5 7.1% 43rd 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 21.1% 181st 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.0% 233rd 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Jersey City Rank New Jersey US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 84.0% 201st 87.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 40.6% 97th 35.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Jersey City Rank New Jersey US
Race - White 32.7% 243rd 73.8% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 25.8% 24th 14.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 38th 0.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 23.7% 21st 9.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 51st 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.4% 17th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 27.6% 44th 18.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 21.5% 240th 58.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Jersey City Rank New Jersey US
Female residents 50.6% 203rd 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 38.2% 26th 20.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Jersey City Rank New Jersey US
Housing units 108,720 2nd 3,562,553 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 83.9% 7th 35.9% 25.9%
Households 94,599 1st 3,180,854 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 31.8% 245th 66.6% 66.1%
Home median value $353,000 134th $349,100 $186,200
People per household 2.6 175th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Jersey City Rank New Jersey US
Income per capita $32,120 158th $35,678 $27,915
Income per household $57,520 195th $71,180 $52,762
Income below poverty line 16.4% 27th 9.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Jersey City Rank New Jersey US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 20,193 1st 781,622 27,092,908
Retail sales $2,210,063 2nd $124,813,580 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $9,259 96th $14,453 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $324,779 3rd $19,993,613 $613,795,732

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