Statistic Jersey City New Jersey National
Population 262,652 8,882,190 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 17,815 1,215 91
Median age 34.2 39.5 37.7
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 48% 56% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 44% 45% 43%
Speak English 47% 69% 79%
Speak Spanish 22% 16% 13%
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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Jersey City is 1366% higher than New Jersey
  • The median age in Jersey City is 13% lower than New Jersey
  • In Jersey City 33.62% of the population is White
  • In Jersey City 23.14% of the population is Black
  • In Jersey City 26.06% of the population is Asian

Compare Jersey City, NJ Demographics

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      Jersey City population breakdown by race

      Race Jersey City New Jersey National
      White 33.62% 68.15% 73.35%
      Black 23.14% 13.54% 12.63%
      Asian 26.06% 9.19% 5.22%
      American Indian 0.58% 0.21% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.02% 0.03% 0.18%
      Mixed race 6.77% 2.53% 3.06%
      Other race 9.80% 6.35% 4.75%
      In Jersey City, 26.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Source: The Jersey City, NJ demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).