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Jersey City, New Jersey   Add Favorite    20 Reviews | Review This Place




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 5.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Jersey City jobs have Increased by 2.03 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Jersey City's cost of living is 33.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Jersey City's population is 264,290 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.64 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 37 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Jersey City is $337,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.44 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Jersey City public schools spend $25,285 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.5 students per teacher in Jersey City.

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  6/23/2009
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)

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  9/22/2008
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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