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Jersey City is a city in Hudson County, in the New York metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the state
The latitude of Jersey City is 40.728N. The longitude is -74.078W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 239,097.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jersey City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hudson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Jersey City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07302 ZIP code.
3% of Jersey City residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jersey City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jersey City was $19,410, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Jersey City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Jersey City include Hamilton Park Historic District, Harsimus Cove Historic District, Lembeck & Betz Eagle Brewing Company District, Paulus Hook Historic District, Van Vorst Park Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Jersey City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $614. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,475.
Libraries in Jersey City include Biblioteca Criolla Branch, Claremont Branch, Five Corners Branch, Greenville Branch, Hudson City Branch, Jersey City Public Library, Lafayette Branch, Marion Branch, Miller Branch, Pavonia Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Jersey City include Jersey Journal
Hudson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jersey City political report.
Jersey City restaurants taking online reservations include Vu Restaurant @ Hyatt Jersey City ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Jersey City workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 34 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Jersey City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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