This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Jersey City has a similar population density. Jersey City is perfect for those who like the fast paced city environment.
With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Jersey City, NJ, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Jersey City, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Jersey City has a population density of 16,327, with 243,532 current residents.
Out of the 243,532 current residents, 49% are male and 50% are female. 46% of the residents are married and 53% are single.
- 59% Sun
- 43% Rain
- 26% Snow
52°F average temperature
- 54 years Median home age
- $315,610 Median home price
- -13.25% Home appreciation rate
- 29.69% Annual property tax
As for living in Jersey City, the air quality is 14% and the weather, on average, is 59% sunny, 43% rainy, and 26% snowy. The average temperature is 52°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Jersey City, you should know that 24.8% of homes are owned while 64.1% of homes are rented, and 11.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $315,610, the median age of homes is 54 years, the annual home appreciation is -13.25% and the annual property tax is 29.69%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)8
When looking at the community of Jersey City, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Jersey City’s crime rate is 8 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Jersey City is 35 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 72.84% Democratic, 26.16% Republican, and 1.00% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:11
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
73%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
10%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Jersey City, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 11.80% of residents are unemployed in Jersey City (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Jersey City residents: 14.1% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 20.39% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.5% are in the customer service field, 30% are in the sales field, 0.08% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 14.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:11. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 73.39%, 3.61% of residents have an associate’s degree, 19.15% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 9.94% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Jersey City, you should be aware that the average commute time is 37 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Jersey City have a few different options. 36% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 41% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.