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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
About Jersey City...
Population
261,666

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$331,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,233
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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Jersey City Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    233
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    37
    41
  • Robbery
    206
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    358
    500
  • Theft
    1,119
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    207
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,703
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

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Jersey City Reviews

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Jersey city has a lot of bad with the good. Although most of the private schools are top in the state the public schools are terrible, excluding a few of course. Its hard finding affordable housing even in the roughest neighborhoods , which rent starts around $1,000 for a studio! Downtown Jersey City has great high end living and shopping. So only if you can afford downtown living and send your children to private school will Jersey City be a top place to live.
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After living here about a year, I've fallen in love with this city! It's just the right mix of city & suburbia. Not too hectic, but definitely walk able & close to everything you need, as well as the city. Public transportation could be better, but it's definitely not unbearable.
The Overall Atmosphere is that of which is business oriented. If you plan on maintaining a job, this is the place for you. There are some scenic outlooks, overlooking the New York Skyline and many experiences to be had! Nestled between New York and Hoboken, there is a strong cultural pride that welcomes you to an interesting atmosphere.