Jersey City, New Jersey - Facts & Figures
Jersey City, New Jersey considers itself "engulfed in a blanket of diversity and growth." The city has a reputation for being a tapestry of nations, due to the sizable Jewish, Italian, Cuban, Filipino, Polish, Indian, Irish, Puerto Rican, Dominican, African, Arab and Asian communities. This is not a surprise, historically speaking, as Jersey City is home to Ellis Island. As far as its economy, Jersey City enjoys the benefits of being so close to New York City. This has caused growth in the city's skyline, transportation options and economic sectors. Jersey City has experienced an influx of Fortune 500 businesses transpiring within their borders. Chase Manhattan Bank, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and Charles Schwab all have a significant impact on Jersey City's economy. The community has also put a large focus on education and is now home to New Jersey City University, Saint Peter’s College, Hudson County Community College, a University of Phoenix location, as well as Rutgers and State University of New Jersey locations. McNair Academic High School in Jersey City is the top public high school in the state and 15th in the country.
- Population: 247,876
- Industries: Finance and insurance; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Accommodation and food services; Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers; Construction; Administrative and support and waste management services; Educational services
- Area Codes: 201, 551, 973, 908, 862
- Zip Codes: 07097, 07302, 07303, 07304, 07305, 07306, 07307, 07308, 07309, 07310, 07311, 07399
- Surrounding Cities: Manhattan, NY; Hoboken, NJ; Union City, NJ; Secaucus, NJ; Kearny, NJ; Bayonne, NJ; Harrison, NJ; West New York, NJ; East Newark borough, NJ