Jersey City

Jersey City: Introduction
Jersey City: Geography and Climate
Jersey City: History
Jersey City: Population Profile
Jersey City: Municipal Government
Jersey City: Economy
Jersey City: Education and Research
Jersey City: Health Care
Jersey City: Recreation
Jersey City: Convention Facilities
Jersey City: Transportation
Jersey City: Communications

Jersey City

The City in Brief

Founded: 1630, (incorporated, 1820)

Head Official: Mayor Jerramiah Healy (D) (since 2005)

City Population

1980: 223,532

1990: 228,537

2000: 240,055

2003 estimate: 239,097

Percent change, 1990–2000: 4.8%

U.S. rank in 1980: 61st

U.S. rank in 1990: 67th (State rank: 2nd)

U.S. rank in 2000: 73rd (State rank: 2nd)

Metropolitan Area Population

1990: 553,099

2000: 608,975

Percent change, 1990–2000: 9.2%

U.S. rank in 1980: 1st (CMSA)

U.S. rank in 1990: 1st (CMSA)

U.S. rank in 2000: 1st (CMSA)

Area: 14.9 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 20 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 52.6° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 47.4 inches of rain; 27.8 inches of snow

Major Economic Sectors: Trade, services, government, manufacturing

Unemployment rate: 5.4% (February 2005)

Per Capita Income: $19,410 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 12,182

Major Colleges and Universities: Jersey City State College, St. Peter's College, Hudson County Community College

Daily Newspaper: Jersey Journal

Jersey City