Jersey City, NJ 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 287,146 residents in Jersey City, with a median age of 34.5. Of this, 50.31% are males and 49.69% are females. US-born citizens make up 54.29% of the resident pool in Jersey City, while non-US-born citizens account for 23.78%. Additionally, 21.93% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 244,912 people in Jersey City currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 287,146 9.3%
Male Population 144,456 10.1%
Female Population 142,690 8.5%
Male population 50.31%
Female population 49.69%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.5 0.9%
Citizen US Born 155,887 10.8%
Citizen not US Born 68,286 8.8%
Not Citizen 62,973 6.5%
Citizen US Born 54.29%
Citizen not US Born 23.78%
Not Citizen 21.93%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 4,407 -5.0%
Moved from Same County 18,780 3.6%
Moved from Same State 4,062 13.7%
Moved from Different State 10,893 7.7%
Same House as Last Year 244,912 10.1%
Moved from Abroad 1.56%
Moved from Same County 6.63%
Moved from Same State 1.44%
Moved from Different State 3.85%
Same House as Last Year 86.52%

What are the employment statistics in Jersey City?

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White-collar workers make up 84.61% of the working population in Jersey City, while blue-collar employees account for 15.39%. There are also 10,604 entrepreneurs in Jersey City (7% of the workforce); 114,306 workers employed in private companies (75.49%); and 16,027 people working in governmental institutions (10.58%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 128,112 9.4%
Blue Collar 23,308 1.4%
White Collar 84.61%
Blue Collar 15.39%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 10,604 15.4%
Private Companies 114,306 6.9%
Governmental Workers 16,027 10.3%
Not for Profit Companies 10,483 11.7%
Self Employees 7%
Private Companies 75.49%
Governmental Workers 10.58%
Not for Profit Companies 6.92%

How many households are there in Jersey City?

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There are a total of 115,654 households in Jersey City, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 58.15% of these Jersey City households, while non-family units account for the remaining 41.85%. Additionally, 28.5% of households have children and 71.5% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 115,654 11.3%
Average People Per Household 2 -1.6%
Family Households 67,252 9.7%
Non-family Households 48,402 13.8%
Family Households 58.15%
Non-family Households 41.85%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 32,963 7.0%
Households without Children 82,691 13.2%
Households with Children 28.5%
Households without Children 71.5%

What are the median and average incomes in Jersey City?

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The average annual household income in Jersey City is $119,725, while the median household income sits at $81,390 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $111,193, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $74,781. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $61,144 and $34,453, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $119,725 7.3%
Median Household Income $81,390 6.5%
People below Poverty Level 45,136 12.7%
People above Poverty Level 235,216 8.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Jersey City?

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There are 127,003 housing units in Jersey City, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1965. Of the 115,654 occupied housing units in Jersey City, 29.56% are owner-occupied, while 70.44% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 70.42% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $463,900. In general, housing costs reach $1,723 per month in Jersey City.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 127,003 11.6%
Median Year Built 1965 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 39,590 5.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 7,282 7.8%
Built between 1950 and 1959 11,352 10.8%
Built between 1960 and 1969 11,014 16.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 9,116 14.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 8,781 6.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 10,438 9.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 16,516 12.9%
Built between 2010 and 2019 12,838 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 76 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 115,654 11.3%
Owner Occupied 34,193 11.2%
Renter Occupied 81,461 11.4%
Owner Occupied 29.56%
Renter Occupied 70.44%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 24,078 8.5%
Without Mortgage 10,115 18.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $463,900 6.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $382,300 7.7%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,723 5.9%
With Mortgage 70.42%
Without Mortgage 29.58%

What is the level of education in Jersey City?

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Approximately 26.83% of the population in Jersey City holds a high school degree (that's 60,987 residents), while 14.24% have attained a college certificate (34,085 locals) and 28.25% have a bachelor's degree (64,224 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 12,210 4.2%
Some High School 60,987 5.4%
Some College 34,085 8.3%
Associate Degree 10,449 8.9%
Bachelor's Degree 64,224 12.1%
Graduate Degree 47,101 12.4%
No High School 5.37%
Some High School 26.83%
Some College 14.24%
Associate Degree 4.6%
Bachelor's Degree 28.25%
Graduate Degree 20.72%

What is the marital status of Jersey City residents?

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A total of 98,787 people in Jersey City have never been married (which represents 42.03% of the total population), while 108,083 of them are wedded (45.99%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 5,792 (2.46%) and 18,657 (7.94%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 98,787 9.2%
Married 108,083 9.6%
Separated 5,792 5.7%
Widowed 9,498 3.8%
Divorced 18,657 10.1%
Never Married 42.03%
Married 45.99%
Separated 2.46%
Widowed 4.04%
Divorced 7.94%

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 51,520 residents commute by car, 15,175 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 9,584 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 51,520 3.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 15,175 -3.5%
Subway or Elevated 3,971 N/A
Railroad 5,116 27.0%
Ferryboat 1,012 -9.2%
Bicycle 1,145 11.1%
TaxiCab 1,395 23.0%
Walk 9,584 2.4%

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 51,452 25,272 $150,254.00 $197,397.00
07304 50,444 18,673 $60,787.00 $85,136.00
07305 71,911 25,335 $67,048.00 $93,331.00
07306 55,053 21,825 $66,812.00 $85,879.00
07307 43,151 17,009 $69,124.00 $93,949.00
07310 13,641 6,624 $163,405.00 $185,945.00
07311 1,494 916 $163,967.00 $218,135.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 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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