A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Jersey City, New Jersey
Welcome to Jersey City ...
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.
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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 14 Sep 2021