Income/capita 17%
Household income 10%
Unemployment 17%
IndexJersey CityNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$34,887$37,538$29,829
Median household income$60,703$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$96,502$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$49,107$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$46,233$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$32,742$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate5.5%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level19.4%10.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Jersey City is 17% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Jersey City is 10% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Jersey City is 17% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Jersey City is 28% higher than the national average

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      Jersey City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.1%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector6.0%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services12.5%9.3%
      Wholesale & retail services13.2%13.5%
      Public administration2.6%3.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.0%4.6%
      Education, health & social services11.6%31.3%

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      Glen Ridge, NJ7,615$170,839209%
      Jersey City, NJ261,666$60,70310%

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