B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-

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%

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

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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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.
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!