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Jersey City, New Jersey 20 Reviews | Leave a Comment



Pros

-Arts and culture
-Economic center
-Education

Cons

-Cost of living and housing
-Crowded lifestyle
-Weak future job growth


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Quick Facts About Jersey City


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Jersey City is 7.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Jersey City jobs have Increased by 1.04 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Jersey City's cost of living is 37.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Jersey City's population is 248,435 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.49 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 35 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Jersey City is $304,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.50 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Jersey City public schools spend $20,099 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 11.6 students per teacher in Jersey City.

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My home town, Jersey City
Jersey City has improved over the past 10-15 years, especially Downtown Jersey City. It has the charm of brownstone homes and the appeal of new high rise condo... (read more)
re: Definitely Not a Contender for a Best Places L
The high ranked school you mention is called McNair Academic High School, I was a student there. And the city is not as dangerous as you seem to think it is, I've lived... (read more)
It's not that bad
I'm fairly young but I grew up in this city, and it's not that bad. Some people say it's dangerous and I beg to differ. If you come from the suburbs perhaps you may feel... (read more)
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