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Jersey City Residents

Jersey City Residents Overview

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Population
261,940
Unemployment Rate
3.9%
Poverty Rate
17%
Non-Citizens
22.6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the people who live in your area?
Based on 25 responses
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Motivated
    24%
  • Young
    20%
  • Evil and cruel for the most part
    8%
  • Family oriented
    8%
  • Dirty
    4%
  • Friendly
    4%

Jersey City Demographics

Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  12%
Racial Diversity
  • Hispanic
    29%
  • Asian
    25%
  • White
    22%
  • African American
    21%
  • Two or more races
    2%
  • Other race
    1%
  • American Indian or Alaska native
    0%
  • Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    0%
Gender
  • Female
    50%
  • Male
    50%
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%

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Income

Median Household Income
$70,752
National
$62,843
Household Income Brackets
  • <$25k
    21%
  • $25-$44k
    14%
  • $45-$74k
    17%
  • $75-$149k
    26%
  • $150k+
    22%
Median Individual Income
$37,776
National
$31,133
Individual Income Brackets
  • <$15k
    24%
  • $15-$34k
    23%
  • $35-$64k
    21%
  • $65k+
    31%

Community

Poll
52%
of residents say there is a good sense of community. 25 responses
Poll
68%
of people say LGBT residents are very accepted. 25 responses
Poll
What is the most helpful tip for a new resident to know before moving to your area?
Based on 13 responses
  • Diverse area where you can be yourself
    31%
  • It's a close community with many diverse people
    23%
  • Stay away
    23%
  • Get involved in the community
    15%
  • Get to know your neighbors
    8%

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