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Jersey City city, New Jersey

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Jersey City city, New Jersey
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 262,075
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 262,075
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 247,608
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 247,597
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 4,203
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 41.4%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 28.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $362,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $2,698
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,045
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,334
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 101,007
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 83.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 53.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 89.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 83.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 86.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 46.1%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 7.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 68.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 422,529
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,073,908
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 857,582
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,481,747
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,568,076
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,093
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 37.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $65,923
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $38,477
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 23,681
Men-owned firms, 2012 12,383
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,196
Minority-owned firms, 2012 13,600
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 8,993
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,204
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 21,509
Population per square mile, 2010 16,736.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 14.79
FIPS Code 3436000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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