Apartments for Rent in Jersey City, NJ

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the average rent in Jersey City, NJ?

The average rent in Jersey City, NJ is at $3,153. There are 224 apartments for rent in Jersey City, NJ to choose from, with prices between $1,018 and $15,175 per month.

How to search for apartments for rent in Jersey City, NJ?

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Renter’s City Guide to Jersey City, NJ
Introducing Jersey City Expenses & Housing Stats Jobs & Education Lifestyle & Renting Tips

With more than 20% of the population between the ages of 25 and 34, Jersey City is ranked as one of the best cities for millennials in the U.S.

How big is Jersey City?

Jersey City is the 17th largest city in the U.S., just marginally smaller than Washington DC and Detroit, and the second-largest city in New Jersey, after Newark. While there are many bigger cities, Jersey City encompasses one of the largest business districts in the U.S. within its borders.

How close is Jersey City to New York City?

Jersey City is just 7 miles from Manhattan. Although it’s part of the New York metropolitan area and offers rapid transit options into Manhattan, journey times on public transport typically take around 40-mins, while driving the 7-miles is only marginally quicker at 38 minutes on average.

What is the weather like in Jersey City?

Jersey City enjoys a moderate climate with average annual lows of 46.5°F and highs of 63.3°F.

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What are the pros of living in Jersey City?

Residents love the sheer amount of things to see and do in Jersey City. For example, the Jersey City Free Public Library offers several interesting exhibitions and collections across its five branches, while the iconic Loew’s Jersey Theatre (the only one outside of New York City) hosts an array of events and performances and continuously showcases classic Hollywood movies. In addition, Jersey City enjoys a vibrant nightlife, an excellent restaurant scene and amazing views of NYC. It’s busy enough to keep things exciting while avoiding the crowds of nearby New York.

What are the cons of living in Jersey City?

As the city enters a new growth stage, there are inevitable struggles concerning traffic and public transportation, with commuters frequently experiencing crowding and delays.

Jersey City Demographic Highlights
Total Population 262,652
Female
Male
131,457
131,195
Median Age 34.2
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How much does a meal cost in Jersey City?

On average, a meal in a typical inexpensive restaurant will cost around $15 in Jersey City. You can expect to pay about $80 on average for a 3-course meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant. For a small bottle of water, expect to pay around $2.

How much does public transportation cost in Jersey City?

A one-way ticket on local public transportation in Jersey City will typically cost around $2.75. Meanwhile, a monthly pass will average out at approximately $90. On average, taxis start at $3.75, plus $2.45 per mile.

How much are utilities in Jersey City?

Jersey City residents can expect to pay an average of around $145 per month on basic utilities, including electricity, water, heating and garbage disposal.

Jersey City Rent Statistics
Apartment Rent Ranges
$501 - $7000.75%
$701 - $1,0000.52%
$1,001 - $1,5002.91%
$1,501 - $2,0007.27%
> $200088.55%
Average Rent Trends
What is the average rent in Jersey City?

The average rent for an apartment in Jersey City is $3,153 per month.

What is the average apartment size in Jersey City?

The average apartment size in Jersey City is 776 sq. ft.

What is the rent for a studio apartment in Jersey City?

Rent for a studio apartment in Jersey City ranges between $1,147 and $6,116 per month.

What is the rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jersey City?

Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jersey City ranges between $1,018 and $7,721 per month.

What is the rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Jersey City?

Rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Jersey City ranges between $1,500 and $15,175 per month.

What is the rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Jersey City?

Rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Jersey City ranges between $1,600 and $16,586 per month.

Jersey City Housing Statistics
Occupied Housing Units 103,880
Owner occupied 29.6%
Renter occupied 70.4%
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What is the sales tax in Jersey City?

The sales tax in Jersey City is 6.625%, which is slightly lower than state averages. Consumers can enjoy the benefits of this at the many shopping districts in the city, such as Danforth, Journal Square, West Side and Central Avenues.

Who are the top employers in Jersey City?

A large number of Jersey City’s employed population work for investment and money management firms. Some of the top employers in the sector include Lord Abbett, Fidelity Investments, Verisk Analytics, ICAP, ADP and Computershare. Forbes moved its headquarters to the city in 2014, creating over 350 jobs over the following decade.

Jersey City Employment Statistics
White Collar 117,070
Blue Collar 22,981
White Collar 83.59%
Blue Collar 16.41%
Self Employment 9,189
Private Companies 106,950
Governmental Workers 14,527
Not for Profit Companies 9,385
Self Employment 6.56%
Private Companies 76.37%
Governmental Workers 10.37%
Not for Profit Companies 6.7%
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What universities are there in Jersey City?

There are two major universities in Jersey City; the New Jersey City University (NJCU) and Saint Peter’s University. Besides these, there’s also the Hudson County Community College and Rutgers University, which has its main campus in nearby Newark and offers classes as part of its MBA curriculum at its Harborside Center campus. All campuses are fairly close to each other, creating something of a student district, which merges well with the city’s larger cultural and art scene.

Jersey City Education Statistics
No High School5.63%
Some High School27.78%
Some College14.35%
Associate Degree4.61%
Bachelor Degree27.51%
Graduate Degree20.13%
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What is there to do in Jersey City for families?

Some of the most popular things for Jersey City families to do include a visit to The Statue of Liberty, and while you’re there, why not explore Ellis Island national park? For something a little different, the Liberty Science Center offers a popular educational, yet fun, day out in the city.

How culturally diverse is Jersey City?

Residents of Jersey City come from across the globe, lending the city a rich culture and buzzing diversity. Art lovers can enjoy the Katyn Memorial, designed by famous Polish-American artist Andrzej Pitynski. Alternatively, take a stroll to the ‘Little Manila’ district, home to a huge population of Filipino citizens. Here, you’ll find sumptuous Phil-Am food, or if you want to try cooking your own, head to one of the many Filipino grocery stores in the city.

What are the main annual events in Jersey City?

Summer is a great time to enjoy some of Jersey City’s many annual events. Theater lovers will love the Hudson County Shakespeare Festival, which provides free performances of the famous bard’s plays each month. For fans of the big-screen, the Golden Door International Film Festival is a fantastic choice.

Jersey City Household Statistics
Total Number of Households 103,880
Average People Per Household 3
Median Household Income$76,444
Average Household Income$111,574
Family
Non-family
61,333
42,547
Children
No Children
30,809
73,071

What are apartments like in Jersey City?

Jersey City has been enjoying a certain renaissance in recent years, with many new major construction projects underway, as well as renovation works across the city. A host of new apartments have been, or are being built, including many luxury condos.

What are renters’ rights in Jersey City?

In Jersey City, tenants are well protected throughout the rental process. For example, landlords are limited as to how much they can charge for a security deposit, with a cap on 1½ months worth of rent for the first year, then a maximum of 10% of the original deposit in each preceding year of tenancy. During the lease, landlords must give at least 24 hours notice before entering the rental unit for repairs or inspections. When it’s time to move out, landlords are required to return your security deposit within 30-days of your leaving.

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