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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.

Jersey City was established in 1633.

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).

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

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

The ZIP code for Jersey City: 07302<6>

Websites for Jersey City ...

Official Website:

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.

Communities Also Named Jersey City ...

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

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Jersey City was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

We also found Jersey City in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jersey City.

The official website for Jersey City:

The official website for Hudson County:

The official website for State of New Jersey:

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>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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