Downtown employment information

IndexDowntownJersey CityNew Jersey
Income per capita$58,326$34,887$37,538
Median household income$96,326$60,703$73,702
Median income owner occupied$0$96,502$97,281
Median income renter occupied$0$49,107$42,169
Median earnings male$76,246$46,233$47,369
Median earnings female$53,694$32,742$32,116
Unemployment rate2.8%5.5%5.2%
Poverty leveln/a19.4%10.9%
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  • The income per capita in Downtown is 96% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Downtown is 74% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Downtown is 39% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Downtown is equal to the national average.

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Downtown median earnings by income bracket

Downtown employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry2.8%0.3%
Manufacturing sector4.6%0.4%
Financial & insurance services20.7%13.6%
Wholesale & retail services9.0%11.6%
Public administration1.9%3.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.6%1.2%
Education, health & social services9.7%23.6%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Short Hills, NJ12,771$250,001352%
Bronxville, NY6,395$203,036267%
Upper Montclair, NJ11,731$190,515244%
North Caldwell, NJ6,519$188,897241%
Essex Fells, NJ2,164$174,432215%
Jersey City, NJ261,666$60,70310%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fort Wayne, IN260,954$44,44920%
Chula Vista, CA260,598$66,95621%
Orlando, FL263,306$44,00720%
Buffalo, NY258,989$33,11940%
St. Petersburg, FL253,585$48,18313%
Jersey City, NJ261,666$60,70310%
Source: The Downtown, Jersey City, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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