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A+ Jersey City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Jersey City Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% higher than New Jersey
Jersey City
14646% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12525% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Jersey City cost of living
D Jersey City Crime Total crime is 30% higher than New Jersey
Total crime
2,31616% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4416% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
9%Year over year crime is up
Jersey City crime
C Jersey City Employment Household income is 18% lower than New Jersey
Median household income
$60,70310% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$34,88717% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%17% higher than the US average
Jersey City employment
C Jersey City Housing Home value is 5% higher than New Jersey
Median home value
$331,30079% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,23330% higher than the US average
Home ownership
28%56% lower than the US average
Jersey City real estate or Jersey City rentals
F Jersey City Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
32%34% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
12:127% lower than the US average
Jersey City K-12 schools or Jersey City colleges

Living in Jersey City, NJ

Located in the state of New Jersey, Jersey City is a large city with a population of 261,666 residents. In Jersey City, there are 17,686 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Jersey City identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 23% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Jersey City could be a positive experience compared to other cities in New Jersey if you know where to search. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Jersey City and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Jersey City to New Jersey and the national average.

Jersey City, NJ receives 62 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #434 in New Jersey and #20,900 in the USA. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Jersey City has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+). The bad news for Jersey City, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F) and education (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Jersey City has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, and Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Jersey City. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Jersey City are affordable.

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Compare Jersey City, NJ Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Jersey City, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fresh Kills, New York8612.212
Cobble Hill, New York803.710,281
Oakwood, New York7810.426,947
Liberty Park, Jersey City780.9447
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Battery Park, New York772.613,570
North Sutton Area, New York776.217,279
Upper East Side, New York777194,024
Huguenot, New York7714.111,608

Best Cities Near Jersey City, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cannondale, CT8848.392
Zarephath, NJ8329.38
Plainsboro Center, NJ83382,733
North Hills, NY8120.75,420
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Princeton, NJ8139.930,168
Pelham, NY8019.36,996
Plandome, NY8020.11,228
Jericho, NY8027.913,730

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Hi friends,
i was staying in Jersey city from past 3 yrs. I simply loved it. The commute is very easy. You have path trains,cabs, buses, light rails. Nightlife is awesome. After staying in Jersey city its pretty difficult to adjust in any other city.
I use2 stay in Grove street n it was 5 mins walk to boardwalk exchange place with a beautiful NY skyline.
Lot of food options near by. shopping malls near by, BJS ,SHOP RITE, DUANE READE.
Good docs in Newport area.
I simply loved the city. It/s just 30 mins to Timesquare if you take Path. Lot of night clubs near by area n lot of different cuisines in grove street area.
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Jersey City - Nightlife in the Garden State

I actually happened upon Jersey City traveling from Hoboken, NJ. When I decided to stay a night in Jersey City, I was completely surprised. The nightlife in this city is unbelievable. I would not consider this a family oriented place but if you are single and looking for a good night out on the town then I recommend Jersey City, NJ.

My favorite nightclub there was definitely Sandbar. I honestly cannot wait to for the chance to go back. Another positive to Jersey City is that it is so close to New York City if you really want to go all out. Jersey City is the perfect place for young adults to get out and meet new people.

Aside from nightclubs, there are a few good attractions in Jersey City. Two that come to mind are the Liberty Science Center and the Liberty State Park - located only 2000 feet from the Statue Of liberty itself! If you're looking for a restaurant in Jersey City try Presto's Restaurant on Warren St. It serves up some of the best Italian food in Jersey City.
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Source: The Jersey City, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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