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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.


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Median household income
Local
$37,862
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jersey City demographic reports
Jersey City is on the peninsula between the Hackensack and Hudson rivers. It is connected to Manhattan by the Holland Tunnel
Developed as an industrial center after construction of the Morris Canal enabled the easy transport of coal from Pennsylvania
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2,927. The number of murders and homicides was 24. The violent crime rate was 12.1 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 9 among best U.S. walking cities by the American Podiatric Medical Association, March 2005
Filming location for:
· 2001 movie, "A Beautiful Mind"
· 1997 movie, "Men in Black"
· 2006 movie, "Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus"
· TV series, "The Sopranos"
1996 movie, "The Preacher's Wife"
Census 2000 highlights: Fourth most crowded city in the U.S., with 16,111 people per square mile
Well-known residents have included:
· Nathan Lane, actor
· Ozzie Nelson, actor and bandleader
· Marilyn McCoo, singer
· Malcolm-Jamal Warner, actor
· Eugene Maleska, crossword puzzle editor
Local bands (past and present) have included Kool and the Gang
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Liberty State Park, Van Vorst Park, Lincoln Park
Historic sites and museums: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City Museum
Colleges and universities: New Jersey City University, St. Peter's College, Hudson County Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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National index: 100
Local index: 170

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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27% of Jersey City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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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

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Jersey City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $614.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,475.


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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

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Newspapers in Jersey City include Jersey Journal

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Hudson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jersey City political report.

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Jersey City restaurants taking online reservations include Vu Restaurant @ Hyatt Jersey City ... View restaurants

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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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