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
$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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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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Young and family friendly in Historic Downtown. Shops, boutiques, and some of the best restaurants around will make going out easy. There are parks for kids and for dogs throughout the city. Farmers market that runs from April through December. Gives you the city feel and the small town charm in one place!
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!