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Jersey City
  • City in New Jersey

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Jersey City is a city in New Jersey with a population of 261,940. Jersey City is in Hudson County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Jersey City offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Jersey City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Jersey City and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Jersey City are above average.

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About Jersey City...
Population
261,940

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$373,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,401
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    325.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    30.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    161.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    333.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,318.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    251.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  12%

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