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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    NG
MLK/Bergen/Lafayette is a neighborhood in Jersey City, New Jersey. MLK/Bergen/Lafayette is in Hudson County. Living in MLK/Bergen/Lafayette offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In MLK/Bergen/Lafayette there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of MLK/Bergen/Lafayette tend to be liberal.
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Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$284,243
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,007
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,615
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • 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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Jersey City has its drawbacks and benefits, mostly related to high urbanization and overpopulation, but Prescott Street, located in the Greenville area, is mostly "okay" because of its overall convenience. The area is around 5 minutes away from any form of reliable, cheap public transportation and access to transport to get to nyc, etc. The area does lack in safety, however, being a highly populous environment.
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Police are always visible around the neighborhood, whether that's on the street corner or on the nearest interaction. However, there is concern about certain unruliness on weekends that police have ultimately failed in addressing
The crime in Jersey City is terrible. There have been countless shootings and even though the police are on the corners of our streets they act as if they are bystanders and do nothing while there is violence, and drug dealing occurring around them.