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Jersey City, NJ

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Jersey City is New Jersey’s second largest city, with nearly 250,000 inhabitants. It lies within the New York Metropolitan area, across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. The Hackensack region of Jersey City was one of the earliest American settlements, and today Jersey City is home to many of the tristate area’s ports, manufacturing, and industrial centers—its Exchange Place financial district has been nicknamed “Wall Street West”. It is a popular place to live and work locally, but also for its closeness and accessibility to New York City.

Apartments in Jersey City NJ


Curling Club Apartments
Beds: 2  •  Baths: 2


Westfield Hamilton House, LLC
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1


Jackson House Apartments, LLC
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1

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Chilton Towers
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-2


North Hills Apartments, LLC
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1


Linden Arms, LLC
Beds: Studio-2  •  Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Jersey City, NJ is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 11.84%
  • 11.63%
  • 9.04%
  • Female
  • 11.0%
  • 10.56%
  • 7.66%
is average rent in Jersey City, NJ
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 2.48%
  • 3.26%
  • 2.93%
of units are available for rent in Jersey City
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 6560
  • 1217
  • 3292
Getting Around in Jersey City, NJ

Jersey City has a strong network of public transit, as over 45% of its commuters get to work on the bus or rail lines. 40% of Jersey City households do not have a car. The Hudson-Bergen light rail is the most popular form of transportation inside the city, with 13 terminals. The city’s PATH system is a 24-hour rail system with four stations within the city and connections to Hoboken, Manhattan, and Newark. There is also a system of ferries and water taxis stationed on the river and bays.

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Jersey City is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.15%
  • 17.8%
  • 2.66%

Ellis Island

<p>One the biggest draws in Jersey City (and the entire United States) is Ellis Island. Located in the Upper New York Bay within the boundaries of the city limits, the island has been a symbol of welcome to millions of immigrants since its opening in 1892, and long after its closing in 1954. Ellis Island is also an access point for the Statue of Liberty (which is technical in Manhattan). It is a significant visit site for many Americans, due in part to its sentimental and patriotic themes, but also its vast immigration records.</p>

Landmark Loew's Jersey Theater

<p>Landmark Loew's Jersey Theater in Journal Square, is one of the historical Loew's palace theaters, and has been restored to screen classic films as well as modern music acts. Built in 1929, the theater closed temporarily in 1986 when it was sold, but the city bought it back through a restoration campaign. In exchange for their volunteer restoration efforts, Jersey City residents enjoy the theater as a landmark as well as a popular entertainment venue. It's a popular backdrop for film, photography, and TV, and is the main site of the Golden Door Film Festival that takes place every October.</p>