StatisticJersey CityNew JerseyNational
Population261,6668,882,190328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)17,6861,21591
Median age33.739.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%45%43%
Speak English47%69%79%
Speak Spanish23%16%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Jersey City is 1356% higher than New Jersey
  • The median age in Jersey City is 15% lower than New Jersey
  • In Jersey City 35.27% of the population is White
  • In Jersey City 24.84% of the population is Black
  • In Jersey City 25.01% of the population is Asian

Compare Jersey City, NJ Demographics

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      Jersey City population breakdown by race

      RaceJersey CityNew JerseyNational
      White35.27%68.15%73.35%
      Black24.84%13.54%12.63%
      Asian25.01%9.19%5.22%
      American Indian0.34%0.21%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.05%0.03%0.18%
      Mixed race3.13%2.53%3.06%
      Other race11.37%6.35%4.75%
      In Jersey City, 28.1% 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.

      Household income distribution

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      Jersey City age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Jersey City, NJ demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).