B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$319,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,198
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%

Jersey City Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    268
    273
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    37
    41
  • Robbery
    207
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    368
    525
  • Theft
    999
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    228
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,537
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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I was born and raised in Jersey City! Jersey City is such a diverse community from the poorest to the richest, as well as, dirtiest and cleanest locations. All places have their up and downs! I love how everything is so close by. It is great that Hoboken and NYC is minutes away for night-life and delicious restaurants (BUT pricey!). The main change I would like JC to have is to become SAFER. Within time I feel as though Jersey City will become another NYC!
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Jersey City is a safe, affordable neighborhood and is a quick train ride to anyone commuting to New York. The neighborhood is surrounded by schools, parks, great restaurants and bars and has a mall close by. There are always outdoor festivals, food markets and concerts throughout the summer months. There is very little crime and it is safe to walk around in the evenings. I would highly recommend living in Jersey City!
Jersey City is great! I loved the downtown area where the public transportation is easily accessible and there is tons of shopping stores and great pizza spots in one area. I also loved Hoboken and the nightlife it offers as well as the great boardwalk looking across to new York city. Amazing friendly people, its warm and inviting.