Jersey City, New Jersey

Jersey City, New Jersey
City of Jersey City
Jersey City skyline in June 2020
Jersey City skyline in June 2020
Flag of Jersey City, New Jersey
Official seal of Jersey City, New Jersey
Nickname(s): 
J.C., Chilltown,[1] Sixth Borough,[2] America's Golden Door,[3][4][5][6] Wall Street West[7]
Motto(s): 
"Let Jersey Prosper"[8]
"Jersey City, Make It Yours"[9]
Interactive map outlining Jersey City
Jersey City is located in Hudson County, New Jersey
Jersey City
Jersey City
Location in Hudson County
Jersey City is located in New Jersey
Jersey City
Jersey City
Location in New Jersey
Jersey City is located in the United States
Jersey City
Jersey City
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°42′36″N 74°03′36″W / 40.71000°N 74.06000°W / 40.71000; -74.06000Coordinates: 40°42′36″N 74°03′36″W / 40.71000°N 74.06000°W / 40.71000; -74.06000[10][11]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Hudson
European settlement1630
IncorporatedFebruary 22, 1838
Named forNew Jersey
Government
 • TypeFaulkner Act (mayor–council)
 • BodyCity Council
 • MayorSteven Fulop (D, term ends December 31, 2025)[12][13][14]
 • Deputy MayorVacant
 • Business AdministratorJohn J. Metro[15]
 • Municipal clerkSean J. Gallagher[16]
Area
 • Total21.03 sq mi (54.48 km2)
 • Land14.75 sq mi (38.20 km2)
 • Water6.29 sq mi (16.28 km2)  30.24%
 • Rank134th of 565 in state
1st of 12 in county[10]
Elevation20 ft (6 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total292,449
 • Rank71st in country (as of 2020)
2nd of 566 in state
1st of 12 in county
 • Density19,829.74/sq mi (7,656.29/km2)
  • Rank10th of 566 in state
6th of 12 in county
Time zoneUTC–05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC–04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Codes
07097, 07302-07308, 07310-07311[20]
Area code(s)201/551[21]
FIPS code3401736000[10][22][23]
GNIS feature ID0885264[10][24]
Websitewww.jerseycitynj.gov

Jersey City is the second-most populous[25] city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark.[26] It is the county seat of Hudson County and the county's largest city.[27] The 2020 U.S. census showed that the city's population was 292,449,[28] ranking as the 71st-most-populous incorporated place in the nation. The 2020 census represents an increase of 18.1% from the 2010 census, when the city's population stood at 247,597.[29][30]

After a peak population of 316,715 measured in the 1930 census, the city's population saw a half-century-long decline to 223,532 in the 1980 census. Since then, the city's population has rebounded, with the 2020 population reflecting an increase of 44,852 (18.1%) from the 247,597 counted in the 2010 Census, which had an increase of 7,542 (+3.1%) from the 240,055 counted in the 2000 census, which had in turn increased by 11,518 (+5.0%) from the 228,537 counted in the 1990 census.[28][31][32]

Constituting part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City is bounded on the east by the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay and on the west by the Hackensack River and Newark Bay. A port of entry, with 30.7 miles (49.4 km) of waterfront and extensive rail infrastructure and connectivity,[33] the city is an important transportation terminus and distribution and manufacturing center for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Jersey City shares significant mass transit connections with Manhattan.[34][35] Redevelopment of the Jersey City waterfront has made the city one of the largest centers of banking and finance in the United States and has led to the district and city being nicknamed Wall Street West.[36] In tandem, Jersey City has experienced extensive gentrification and has become one of the most expensive cities to live in the United States.[37]

  1. ^ Kaulessar, Ricardo. "Why do people call Jersey City 'Chilltown'?" Archived May 20, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, The Hudson Reporter, April 19, 2005. Accessed June 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Hortillosa, Summer Dawn. "Is Jersey City New York City's 'Sixth Borough'?", The Jersey Journal, May 6, 2014. Accessed July 18, 2017. "Is Jersey City really the 'Sixth Borough?' The city picked up the nickname for its proximity to New York City and its close relationship with its sister city."
  3. ^ Jersey City: America's Golden Door, Jersey City Online. Accessed November 13, 2019. "Today, America is still the land of opportunity, and Jersey City represents the 'golden door' to that opportunity."
  4. ^ Vassallo, Christina. "Curator's new mini golf course/public art now open in Jersey City", The Jersey Journal, June 25, 2010, updated January 18, 2019. Accessed November 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Jersey City America's Golden Door Trademark Information, Trademarkia.com. Accessed November 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "Jersey City: Wall Street West", Bloomberg Businessweek, October 29, 2011. Accessed November 13, 2019. "The nickname 'America's Golden Door' never really caught on. So Jersey City officials tried to tag their town 'Silicon Valley East'--then the Internet Revolution petered out. But the latest monicker for Manhattan's neighbor across the Hudson--'Wall Street West'--just might stick."
  7. ^ Speiser, Matthew. "NJCU business school plans to turn 'Wall Street West' into learning environment', The Jersey Journal, February 10, 2015. Accessed June 1, 2015. "Downtown Jersey City, also known as "Wall Street West," will now serve as more than just a financial hub for New Jersey."
  8. ^ Staff. "Topics of the Week", The New York Times, August 7, 1909. Accessed December 21, 2011. "The seal of the city with the popular motto, 'Let Jersey Prosper,' appears on the cover."
  9. ^ Elliott, Stuart. "A New Effort From a 'New' Jersey City Urges, 'Make It Yours'", The New York Times, October 6, 2014. Accessed November 13, 2019. "The campaign carries the theme 'Make it yours’, with the word 'yours' tilted for emphasis as if it was italicized. The theme is accompanied by a new logo that presents the 'C,' 't' and 'y' of 'City' in bold capital letters and the word “Jersey” on its side, taking the place of the 'i.'"
  10. ^ a b c d 2019 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 1, 2020.
  11. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  12. ^ Cite error: The named reference Mayor was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  13. ^ Steve Fulop talks plans for historic third term as Jersey City mayor, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. Accessed January 17, 2022.
  14. ^ 2022 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed March 1, 2022.
  15. ^ Business Administration, City of Jersey City. Accessed March 19, 2022.
  16. ^ City Clerk, City of Jersey City. Accessed March 19, 2022.
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  18. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  19. ^ "City of Jersey City". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
  20. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Jersey City, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed September 5, 2011.
  21. ^ Area Code Lookup – NPA NXX for Jersey City, NJ, Area-Codes.com. Accessed April 1, 2015.
  22. ^ U.S. Census website, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  23. ^ Geographic Codes Lookup for New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed April 1, 2022.
  24. ^ US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  25. ^ Table 1. New Jersey Counties and Most Populous Cities and Townships: 2020 and 2010 Censuses, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed March 19, 2022.
  26. ^ The Counties and Most Populous Cities and Townships in 2010 in New Jersey: 2000 and 2010 Archived February 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 7, 2011.
  27. ^ New Jersey County Map, New Jersey Department of State. Accessed July 10, 2017.
  28. ^ a b "QuickFacts: Jersey City, New Jersey". United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2021. Archived from the original on August 18, 2021. Retrieved May 28, 2022.
  29. ^ Table DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Jersey City Archived January 12, 2016, at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed December 21, 2011.
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  31. ^ Staff. Population and Housing Archived June 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, Jersey City Economic Development Corporation. Accessed November 12, 2012. "Although the 5% population growth in Jersey City during the 1990s was below growth in the rest of Hudson County, the state and the nation, it was a reversal of five decades of population decline. Between 1930 and 1980, the number of Jersey City residents had dropped by almost 30% from a peak of 316,715 persons in 1930 to 223,532 persons in 1980."
  32. ^ Table 7. Population for the Counties and Municipalities in New Jersey: 1990, 2000 and 2010 Archived August 7, 2017, at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, February 2011. Accessed November 12, 2012.
  33. ^ Greenfield, Douglas J.; and Hsu, Naomi. Sandy Recovery Strategic Planning Report; A Strategic Plan for Resilience Archived December 16, 2016, at the Wayback Machine, City of Jersey City, August 2014. Accessed November 14, 2016. "Jersey City was inundated by Hurricane Sandy all along its 30.7 miles of waterfront of rivers and bays. Flood waters came in from the Hackensack River and Newark Bay to the west and from the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay to the east."
  34. ^ Kaysen, Ronda. "Moving to Jersey City? Join the Club",The New York Times, February 12, 2016. Accessed August 22, 2018.
  35. ^ smartasset.com https://smartasset.com/mortgage/best-cities-for-public-transportation. Retrieved July 8, 2017. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  36. ^ A Vision for Smart Transit in Jersey City Archived December 26, 2016, at the Wayback Machine, United States Department of Transportation, February 4, 2016. Accessed July 18, 2017. "Development along the Hudson River waterfront led to the development of the 'Wall Street West' financial district, one of the largest centers of banking and finance in the nation."
  37. ^ Mary K. Jacob (July 29, 2022). "This New Jersey city is now America's most expensive to live in". New York Post. Retrieved August 6, 2022.

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