Jersey City, NJ

264,277 Population
14.8 square miles 17,720.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
3.0%
was 2.9%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NJ
Population Density
17,720.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
38.5%
was 38.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
41.3%
was 40.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NJ
Percent Under 18
20.9%
was 21.2%
Ranked 11th Highest in NJ
Percent 65 and Over
9.9%
was 9.5%
Ranked 8th Highest in NJ

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4
was 5.3
Ranked 8th Lowest in NJ
Percent Living in Poverty
21.0%
was 20.6%
Ranked 5th Lowest in NJ
Median Household Income
$59,485
was $54,700
Ranked 3rd Highest in NJ
Gini Income Distribution
 
52
50.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
10.2
was 7.8
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
521.6
was 644.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,594.9
was 1,882.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
113,410
was 110,111
Ranked 2nd Highest in NJ
Median Rent
$1,241
was $1,166
Ranked 3rd Highest in NJ
Total Building Permits
1,687
was 616
 
Occupied Housing Units
101,755
was 97,530
 
Homeownership Rate
25.9%
was 27.4%
Ranked 8th Highest in NJ
Single Family Building Permits
60
was 2
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
7,666.7
was 7,443.3
Ranked 2nd Highest in NJ
Rental Vacancy Rate
13.4%
was 15.1%
Ranked 10th Highest in NJ
Multifamily Building Permits
1,627
was 614
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 12th Highest in NJ
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
15.3
was 5.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
6.6
was 2.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
93.6%
was 94.1%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
82.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.0%
was 94.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
86.1%
was 85.9%
Ranked 5th Highest in NJ
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
43.0%
was 41.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in NJ

 Environment

Sustainable Jersey Participation Level
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No Data Available
Sustainable Jersey Action Points
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