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Welcome to Jersey City ...

The coastal city of Jersey City is located in Hudson County<1> and is the County Seat for Hudson County.

When the people of Jersey City refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jersey Cityite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jersey City has a population of 262,729 people<3> (see below for details).

Jersey City was established in 1633.

The community of Jersey City is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Jersey City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Jersey City: (201) and (551)<5>

The ZIP code for Jersey City: 07302<6>

Websites for Jersey City ...

Official Website: www.cityofjerseycity.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jersey City had an population of 262,729 people. This is an increase of 6.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jersey City had a population of 247,597 people (which is 39.04% of the total population of Hudson County). This makes Jersey City the county's most populous community.

The population of Jersey City represents 2.82% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 247,597 people, the population of Jersey City increased 3.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 240,055 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jersey City.

Adding Jersey City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jersey City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jersey City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Jersey City on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jersey City on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Jersey City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Jersey City - it's located in Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jersey City.

Communities near Jersey City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jersey City.

  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Jersey City
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<8>
  • Newark [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [Essex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the west of Jersey City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Yonkers [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
    • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Jersey City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<8>
  • Paterson [Passaic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
    • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Jersey City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
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      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Jersey City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Jersey City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Jersey City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<8>
    • Passaic [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passaic
      • Passaic [Passaic County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Jersey City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic
    • Mount Vernon [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Westchester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Jersey City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,775 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<8>
    • East Orange [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Orange
      • East Orange [Essex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Jersey City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,630 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Orange

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jersey City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jersey City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jersey City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jersey City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jersey City. Our list includes 63 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jersey City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jersey City ...

Looking for more information about Jersey City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Jersey City, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Jersey City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New Jersey

About Hudson County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jersey City: www.cityofjerseycity.com/

The official website for Hudson County: www.hudsoncountynj.org/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Hudson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Jersey City refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Jersey City may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jersey City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jersey City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (551) is an overlay for area code (201).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jersey City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jersey City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jersey City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jersey City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jersey CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jersey City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7176, Longitude: -74.0440    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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