B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    NG

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$281,349
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$978
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    79%
  • Own
    21%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,963
National
$53,889
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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McGinley Square Reviews

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Jersey City has its bad and good areas. Personally, I live in the mid-point of it all, so I could analyze the difference in each section. The upper part of the city is very dirty and poor, there's garbage all over the streets and it stinks very bad. In general, I wouldn't recommend this city to live in, yes it has its views and positive sides but to visit only.
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My first impression of this area was not good but mainly because I was expecting something more, I had been living in a very upscale area internationally, and living in NJ now has its drawbacks in regards to living conditions and the environment around you. It is very urban and the people living in the neighborhood seem very aggressive and I have to be careful and walking from home to the train station or college, is a very hard time for me even though its a 10 minute walk. I have to be extremely careful. There is an off license shop nearby which I think should not be there due to the crime rate. If I were to get another option 4-5 blocks away to live, I will surely take it. However everything is nearby which I like, but I would not go out and wander around after night time or early morning because I wouldn't feel safe. No matter what anyones ethnicity is I don't like having people stare at you while you walk which I do find people do. Maybe I feel this way because I had come from a very good place. Even though there are police cars roaming around and I hear a lot of police sirens go by in a day, I just don't find the place to be suitable for a girl who would be working and studying.
Over the past decade, Jersey City has improved tremendously.