Jersey City Nj Population 2017

Jersey City Nj's estimated population is 247,597 according to the most recent United States census.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2015 there were 111,244 households in the city, with an average size of 2.59 people per household. The vacancy rate was 11%, with a median rent of $1198/month. The median house size is 4.1 rooms, and has a value of $319,800.

Year Population Change
2015 264,290 6.70%
2010 247,597 3.10%
2000 240,055 5.00%
1990 228,537 2.20%
1980 223,532 -14.10%
1970 260,350 -5.70%
1960 276,101 -7.70%
1950 299,017 -0.70%
1940 301,173 -4.90%
1930 316,715 6.20%
1920 298,103 11.30%
1910 267,779 29.70%
1900 206,433 26.60%
1890 163,003 35.00%
1880 120,722 46.20%
1870 82,546 182.40%
1860 29,226 326.30%
1850 6,856 123.20%
1840 3,072 0.00%

Jersey City Nj Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White 89,947 35.15%
Black or African American 65,323 25.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native 834 0.33%
Asian 63,429 24.79%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 92 0.04%
Some Other Race 28,625 11.19%
Two or More Races 7,611 2.97%

Population Pyramid

Jersey City Nj Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Housing Units 111,244
Owner-Occupied Units 28,647
Renter-Occupied Units 70,411
Median Home Value $319,800
Median Rent $1,198
Vacancy Rate 11%
Houses With Mortgage 20,698
Houses Without Mortgage 7,949
Median Number of Rooms (per House) 4.1

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Jersey City Nj for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 6.4% and the labor force participation rate is 68.3%.

Jersey City Nj Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size 2.59
Average Family Size 3.25
Married Couple Families 37,429
Male Householder (no wife) Families 5,835
Female Householder (no husband) Families 17,335
Non Family Households
Unmarried Martner Households (Opposite Sex) 6.1%
Unmarried Martner Households (Same Sex) 1%