Jersey City Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Jersey City?

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There are 262,652 residents in Jersey City, with a median age of 34.2. Of this, 49.95% are males and 50.05% are females. US-born citizens make up 53.57% of the resident pool in Jersey City, while non-US-born citizens account for 23.91%. Additionally, 22.52% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 222,532 people in Jersey City currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 262,652 0.3%
Male Population 131,195 1.0%
Female Population 131,457 -0.5%
Male population 49.95%
Female population 50.05%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.2 -0.3%
Citizen US Born 140,699 -0.7%
Citizen not US Born 62,794 3.0%
Not Citizen 59,159 -0.2%
Citizen US Born 53.57%
Citizen not US Born 23.91%
Not Citizen 22.52%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 4,639 -14.2%
Moved from Same County 18,126 -13.2%
Moved from Same State 3,572 0.4%
Moved from Different State 10,118 -1.9%
Same House as Last Year 222,532 2.1%
Moved from Abroad 1.79%
Moved from Same County 7%
Moved from Same State 1.38%
Moved from Different State 3.91%
Same House as Last Year 85.92%

What are the employment statistics in Jersey City?

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White-collar workers make up 83.59% of the working population in Jersey City, while blue-collar employees account for 16.41%. There are also 9,189 entrepreneurs in Jersey City (6.56% of the workforce); 106,950 workers employed in private companies (76.37%); and 14,527 people working in governmental institutions (10.37%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 117,070 3.4%
Blue Collar 22,981 -4.4%
White Collar 83.59%
Blue Collar 16.41%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 9,189 5.6%
Private Companies 106,950 0.9%
Governmental Workers 14,527 1.7%
Not for Profit Companies 9,385 13.7%
Self Employees 6.56%
Private Companies 76.37%
Governmental Workers 10.37%
Not for Profit Companies 6.7%

How many households are there in Jersey City?

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There are a total of 103,880 households in Jersey City, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 59.04% of these Jersey City households, while non-family units account for the remaining 40.96%. Additionally, 29.66% of households have children and 70.34% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 103,880 0.6%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.4%
Family Households 61,333 -2.3%
Non-family Households 42,547 5.2%
Family Households 59.04%
Non-family Households 40.96%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 30,809 -3.3%
Households without Children 73,071 2.4%
Households with Children 29.66%
Households without Children 70.34%

What are the median and average incomes in Jersey City?

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The average annual household income in Jersey City is $111,574, while the median household income sits at $76,444 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $102,244, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $71,769. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $51,723 and $33,878, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $111,574 6.1%
Median Household Income $76,444 8.1%
People below Poverty Level 40,058 -8.0%
People above Poverty Level 216,332 2.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Jersey City?

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There are 113,854 housing units in Jersey City, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1962. Of the 103,880 occupied housing units in Jersey City, 29.6% are owner-occupied, while 70.4% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 72.18% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $437,500. In general, housing costs reach $1,627 per month in Jersey City.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 113,854 0.1%
Median Year Built 1962 0.2%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 37,701 -9.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 6,756 -15.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 10,247 9.9%
Built between 1960 and 1969 9,449 8.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 7,956 -1.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 8,220 10.2%
Built between 1990 and 1999 9,539 10.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 14,622 -2.9%
Built in 2010 or Later 9,364 33.3%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 103,880 0.6%
Owner Occupied 30,751 2.4%
Renter Occupied 73,129 -0.1%
Owner Occupied 29.6%
Renter Occupied 70.4%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 22,196 3.8%
Without Mortgage 8,555 -1.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $437,500 12.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $355,000 3.3%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,627 5.9%
With Mortgage 72.18%
Without Mortgage 27.82%

What is the level of education in Jersey City?

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Approximately 27.78% of the population in Jersey City holds a high school degree (that's 57,861 residents), while 14.35% have attained a college certificate (31,465 locals) and 27.51% have a bachelor's degree (57,287 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 11,723 -4.5%
Some High School 57,861 -4.5%
Some College 31,465 -2.9%
Associate Degree 9,591 6.2%
Bachelor's Degree 57,287 0.8%
Graduate Degree 41,914 11.0%
No High School 5.63%
Some High School 27.78%
Some College 14.35%
Associate Degree 4.61%
Bachelor's Degree 27.51%
Graduate Degree 20.13%

What is the marital status of Jersey City residents?

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A total of 90,440 people in Jersey City have never been married (which represents 42.03% of the total population), while 98,620 of them are wedded (45.84%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 5,480 (2.55%) and 16,946 (7.88%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 90,440 1.2%
Married 98,620 -0.8%
Separated 5,480 -1.6%
Widowed 9,149 -3.2%
Divorced 16,946 1.0%
Never Married 42.03%
Married 45.84%
Separated 2.55%
Widowed 4.25%
Divorced 7.88%

What are the most common means of transportation in Jersey City?

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The top three means of transportation people in Jersey City use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 49,976 residents commute by car, 15,720 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 9,364 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 49,976 -2.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 15,720 -14.1%
Subway or Elevated 3,968 N/A
Railroad 4,028 31.5%
Ferryboat 1,114 -16.9%
Bicycle 1,031 33.7%
Motorcycle 37 -63.4%
TaxiCab 1,134 15.0%
Walk 9,364 -6.8%

What is the median and average household income in Jersey City by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
07302 47,339 23,261 $144,172.00 $183,174.00
07304 43,554 15,476 $52,903.00 $77,259.00
07305 66,595 23,147 $61,704.00 $87,444.00
07306 51,378 20,026 $62,734.00 $79,879.00
07307 40,012 15,628 $66,795.00 $87,750.00
07310 13,051 6,019 $149,927.00 $174,697.00
07311 675 301 $210,625.00 $282,874.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 07302 07304 07305 07306 07307 07310 07311

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