Jersey City, NJ Population

By | June 21, 2019

Population: 240,055. Estimated population in July 2020: 239,614 (-0.2% change)
Males: 117,144 (48.8%), Females: 122,911 (51.2%)

Hudson County

Median resident age: 32.4 years
Median household income: $37,862
Median house value: $125,000

Races in Jersey City:

  • Black (28.3%)
  • Hispanic (28.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (23.6%)
  • Other race (15.1%)
  • Filipino (6.6%)
  • Two or more races (5.8%)
  • Asian Indian (5.4%)
  • Chinese (1.5%)
  • Other Asian (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Vietnamese (0.7%)
  • Korean (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (6.6%), Irish (5.6%), Polish (3.0%), Arab (2.8%), German (2.7%), West Indian (2.4%).

Elevation: 83 feet

Land area: 14.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Jersey City

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 27.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jersey City city

  • Never married: 40.0%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

34.0% Foreign born (13.8% Latin America, 13.8% Asia, 3.5% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +11,623 (+5.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Jersey City:

  • CHRIST HOSPITAL (176 PALISADE AVE)
  • GREENVILLE HOSPITAL (1825 KENNEDY BLVD)
  • JERSEY CITY MEDICAL CENTER (50 BALDWIN AVE)
  • ST FRANCIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (25 WILLIAMS PL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Jersey City:

  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 5 miles; NEW YORK, NY; Abbreviation: JRB)
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 8 miles; NEWARK, NJ; Abbreviation: EWR)
  • TETERBORO (about 9 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; Abbreviation: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Jersey City:

  • WEST 30TH ST. (about 5 miles; NEW YORK, NY; Abbreviation: JRA)
  • NEWARK NR 1 (about 6 miles; NEWARK, NJ; Abbreviation: 3N4)
  • NEW YORK SKYPORTS INC (about 7 miles; NEW YORK, NY; Abbreviation: 6N7)
Amtrak stations near Jersey City:

  • 6 miles: NEW YORK (PENN STA) (NEW YORK, 7TH AVE. & W. 32ND ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Jersey City:

  • NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 5,582; Location: 2039 KENNEDY BLVD; Public; Website: www.njcu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,630; Location: 25 JOURNAL SQ; Public; Website: WWW.HUDSON.CC.NJ.US)
  • SAINT PETERS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,643; Location: 2641 KENNEDY BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.spc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • THE CHUBB INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 705; Location: 40 JOURNAL SQ; Private, for-profit)
  • WORLDWIDE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC-JERSEY CITY OFF (Full-time enrollment: 356; Location: 121-125 NEWARK AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: worldwideeducational.com)
  • MICRO TECH TRAINING CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 103; Location: 3000 KENNEDY BLVD 3RD FLOOR; Private, for-profit)
  • NATURAL MOTION INSTITUTE OF HAIR DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 82; Location: 2800 KENNEDY BLVD; Private, for-profit)
  • CHRIST HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 63; Location: 176 PALISADES AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: ChristHospital.org)
  • SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (Location: 1 MCWILLIAMS PL; Private, not-for-profit)
  • HUDSON COUNTY AREA VO TECH SCHOOL-EARL W BYRD (Location: 525 MONTGOMERY; Public)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Jersey City:

  • STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 3 miles; HOBOKEN, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 2,793)
  • CUNY BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; NEW YORK, NY; Full-time enrollment: 11,848)
  • PACE UNIVERSITY-NEW YORK (about 5 miles; NEW YORK, NY; Full-time enrollment: 6,194)
  • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; NEW YORK, NY; Full-time enrollment: 30,699)
  • NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; NEW YORK, NY; Full-time enrollment: 6,366)
  • FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 6 miles; NEW YORK, NY; Full-time enrollment: 8,092)
  • TECHNICAL CAREER INSTITUTES (about 6 miles; NEW YORK, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,830)

Schools

Public high schools in Jersey City:

  • WILLIAM L DICKINSON (Students: 3,149; Location: 2 PALISADE AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • JAMES J FERRIS (Students: 1,460; Location: 35 COLGATE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HENRY SNYDER (Students: 1,207; Location: 239 BERGEN AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LINCOLN (Students: 1,023; Location: 60 CRESCENT AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HCST JERSEY CITY CENTER (Students: 671; Location: 525 MONTGOMERY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • DR RONALD MC NAIR ACAD HS (Students: 528; Location: 123 COLES STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 180; Location: 40 SIP AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Jersey City:

  • ST PETERS PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 804; Location: 144 GRAND STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • HUDSON CATHOLIC REGL HIGH SCH (Students: 518; Location: 790 BERGEN AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • ST DOMINIC ACADEMY (Students: 485; Location: 2572 KENNEDY BLVD; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • ST ALOYSIUS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 357; Location: 721 WEST SIDE AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • ACADEMY OF SAINT ALOYSIUS (Students: 166; Location: 2495 KENNEDY BOULEVARD; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • Y C S MAY ACADEMY (Students: 105; Location: 16 BENTLEY AVE-UPPER; Grades: 1 – 12)
  • TET CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 695 OCEAN AVE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • KENMARE HIGH SCHOOL FOR WOMEN (Students: 44; Location: 89 YORK ST; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Jersey City:

  • NUMBER 23 (Students: 1,597; Location: 143 ROMAINE AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • JOSEPH H BRENSINGER 17 (Students: 1,319; Location: 600 BERGEN AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • NUMBER 28 (Students: 1,208; Location: 167 HANCOCK AVE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NUMBER 8 (Students: 1,146; Location: 96 FRANKLIN ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • ALFRED E ZAMPELLA NO 27 (Students: 1,118; Location: 201 NORTH ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • NICOLAS COPERNICUS NUM 25 (Students: 1,111; Location: 3385 KENNEDY BLVD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NUMBER 24 (Students: 1,087; Location: 220 VIRGINIA AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • JOTHAM W WAKEMAN 6 (Students: 1,084; Location: 100 ST PAULS AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • JAMES F MURRAY 38 (Students: 1,004; Location: 339 STEGMAN PARKWAY; Grades: PK – 08)
  • MARTIN L KING JR #11 (Students: 866; Location: 886 BERGEN AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Jersey City:

  • OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL (Students: 555; Location: 254 BARTHOLDI AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SAINT PATRICK (Students: 481; Location: 509 BRAMHALL AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SAINT ALOYSIUS ELEMENTARY SCHO (Students: 455; Location: 721 WEST SIDE AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 406; Location: 183 BAYVIEW AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF VICTORIES (Students: 398; Location: 240 EGE AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF MT CARMEL SCHOOL (Students: 361; Location: 95 BROADWAY; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 255 CONGRESS STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST NICHOLAS SCHOOL (Students: 340; Location: 118 FERRY STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • STS JOHN AND ANN SCHOOL (Students: 318; Location: 3044 KENNEDY BOULEVARD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST BRIDGET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 372 MONTGOMERY ST; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Jersey City:

  • JERSEY CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,194,730; Location: 472 JERSEY AVENUE; 338,163 books; 2,251 audio materials; 8,400 video materials; 640 serial subscriptions)