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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-
Jersey City is a city in New Jersey with a population of 265,932. Jersey City is in Hudson County. 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.
About Jersey City...
Population
265,932

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$344,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,271
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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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
    256.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    199.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    417.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,206
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    183.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Jersey City

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,739
National
$55,322
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I grew up in Jersey City; a mosaic composed of tiles either broken, dull or delicately beautiful, each hailing from every corner of the Earth. I was nurtured without witnessing racial tension and had the freedom to experience cultures vastly different from my own. It is a place where everyone lives harmoniously and deeply appreciate one another. In no other place on Earth would I be able to learn traditional dance in a ghagra choli and twirl in Garba, or greedily devour lumpia with my Filipino friends, or be taught Korean and Egyptian customs all within a few square miles.
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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.
I can love and hate Jersey City so well and it's pretty sad. Being born and raised here I have witnessed so many changes around the city and the main one being gentrification. Downtown of Jersey City is full of fully fixed buildings, pretty streets and un-affordable housing. On the other side of Jersey city, more specifically , Greenville, which is a predominantly black area, is full of pothole streets, unattractive broken-down buildings, and dirty parks. whenever there is construction in Jersey City, it's trying to make downtown prettier instead of fixing things that truly need to be fixed.