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Jersey City

A quieter equivalent of New York City, Jersey City is a diverse and vibrant city full of life and excitement. Jersey City Heights is also becoming a popular spot for new residents and tourists.

Overview for Jersey City, NJ

287,146 people live in Jersey City, where the median age is 34.5 and the average individual income is $48,404. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

287,146

Total Population

34.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,404

Average individual Income

Downtown Jersey City & Jersey City Heights Real Estate

A bustling town rich with art and culture

A quieter equivalent of New York City, Jersey City is a diverse and vibrant city full of life and excitement. Jersey City Heights is also becoming a popular spot for new residents and tourists. Previously named Hudson City, The Heights was once an independent town that officially became part of Jersey City in 1870. Jersey City is a premier destination, boasting gorgeous skyline views, luscious green parks, a thriving art district, and bustling streets lined with shops and restaurants. 
 
The city is mainly residential with a refreshing mix of urban and suburban areas and natural outdoor spaces. Commuters will love the quick 30-minute drive to Manhattan or a 15-minute ferry ride. Jersey City is surrounded by water, resulting in spectacular sweeping water views and panoramic skylines to marvel at. Downtown is also filled with dozens of restaurants, bars, lounges, and shops to keep residents entertained for days.


What to Love


Local Lifestyle - Living in Jersey City, NY

Downtown Jersey City has all of the amenities, attractions, and excitement of New York City without the traffic or crowds. This thriving, diverse town leaves a lasting mark on its citizens and has become a melting pot of communities and cultures. Comprised of mainly one- and two-family homes, Jersey City Heights offers larger spaces in a more desirable location while maintaining proximity to New York. Friends and family can enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants in the city or take a stroll through the historic district.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Jersey City

There is a terrific mix of mainstream stores and specialty boutiques all over Downtown Jersey City. Newport Centre Mall is over one million square feet with 130 retail stores, including big box retailers and lifestyle shops. There is also an 11-screen AMC movie theater. If you want to support local business, Kanibal & Co is a lifestyle shop offering unique home goods, antique and custom jewelry, remodeled vintage furniture, clothing, and accessories.
 
Jersey City has countless restaurants featuring various cuisines, bound to satisfy any palette. Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory is a family-owned restaurant dedicated to serving delicious, quality food while keeping the focus on strong family ties and giving back to the community. Their all-day breakfast menu features their famous pancakes, omelets, and French toast. 
 
The Cliff in Jersey Heights is a health-focused cafe with a menu designed to accommodate those who want healthy options and those looking for comfort food. They offer eclectic American dishes with influences from Iceland and Europe. The cafe mainly serves vegetarian and vegan dishes but offers fresh fish sourced directly from Iceland. 
 
If you are looking to get a quick drink, The Archer has you covered. This rustic cocktail bar serves classic cocktails and a light menu of small plates and bar bites.
 
Historic Downtown Jersey City is a haven for art and history enthusiasts. Walking down Grove Street will reveal marvelous 18th and 19th architecture and well-preserved Victorian-style homes. This neighborhood also hosts many restaurants, shops, and the local arts district.


Things to Do in Jersey City

The Liberty Science Center is a children’s science museum dedicated to inspiring the next generation of scientists and exciting learners of all ages. This museum is not just for kids; guests of all ages can learn about the wonders of science through engaging exhibits and demonstrations. The Science Center houses 12 exhibition halls, an animal collection with over 100 species, huge aquariums, educational classrooms, and the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. 
 
Jersey City is also home to several public parks for families to gather and enjoy some fun in the sun. Situated in the center of Historic Downtown Jersey City, Van Vorst Park is lined with ornate brick and brownstone rowhouses from the 19th century showcasing the popular Victorian architectural styles of the time. The park features a gazebo, a gorgeous fountain, a playground, and walking paths lined with vibrant trees and plant life.

Those who enjoy the arts and live theater get season tickets to the Jersey City Theater Center. The center has been a platform for all artistic voices to be heard. Their goal is to bring communities together through shared stories and experiences. The JCTC puts on plays and musical performances and hosts an annual theatre festival to feature up-and-coming artist.


Schools in Jersey City

Downtown Jersey City and Jersey City Heights are served by Jersey City Public Schools. Top schools include:
 

 

Thinking about relocating to the area? Find out more about Jersey City real estate with the Andrew Botticelli Team. 

Demographics and Employment Data for Jersey City, NJ

Jersey City has 115,654 households, with an average household size of 2.46. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Jersey City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 287,146 people call Jersey City home. The population density is 19,476.06 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

287,146

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.5

Median Age

50.31 / 49.69%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
115,654

Total Households

2.46

Average Household Size

$48,404

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Jersey City, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Jersey City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Learning Community Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Soaring Heights Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Explore Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Dr Ronald McNair High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Dr. Michael Conti School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Whitney M. Young Junior School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Christa McAuliffe School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
President Barack Obama Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Ezra L. Nolan School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Hamilton Park Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
The Ethical Community Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Jersey City Global Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Henry Snyder High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
James J Ferris High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
William L Dickinson High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Frank R Conwell School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Charles E. Trefurt School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Martin Luther King Junior School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Mahatma K. Gandhi School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Chaplain Charles Watters School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Nicolaus Copernicus School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Alfred Zampella School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Martin Center for the Arts
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Franklin L. Williams School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
First Christian Pentecostal
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Hudson Catholic Regional High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Czestochowa
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Peters Preparatory School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori School Of Jersey City
PRIVATE
1st - 2nd
No rating available
St Josephs School For The Blind
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
The Full Will Of God Christian Academy
PRIVATE
10th - 10th
No rating available
Empowerment Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Julia A. Barnes School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Rev. Dr. Ercel F. Webb School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Dr. Paul Rafalides School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
Rafael Cordero y Molina
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Alexander D. Sullivan School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Joseph H. Brensinger School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Jotham W. Wakeman School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Patricia M. Noonan School PS #26
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
St Aloysius Elementary Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Elizabeth School & Child Care Center
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 4th
No rating available
Jersey City Community Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Jersey City Golden Door Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
University Academy Charter High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
BelovED Community Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 10th
3/5
Academy of Technology Design
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Ollie Culbreth Junior School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Dr. Charles P. DeFuccio School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Cornelia F. Bradford School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Genesis Educational Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

Around Jersey City, NJ

There's plenty to do around Jersey City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

84
Very Walkable
Walking Score
67
Bikeable
Bike Score
67
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including DaRucci Leather, Wazin Custom Tailor, and Oishi Judo Club.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.02 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.21 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.13 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.59 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.61 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.2 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
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