Jersey City is located in upper northeastern New Jersey directly across Upper New York Bay from New York City. One of the nation’s fastest growing cities, Jersey City boasts a population of more than 264,000 residents, representing a population increase of 6.7% since April of 2010. Jersey City is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation. Ranked number one among U.S. cities for “Ethno-Racial and Linguistic Diversity” by WalletHub for 2015, Jersey City residents represent a broad range of ethnic backgrounds and speak more than 75 different languages.
Jersey City is a major transportation and distribution center for the northeastern U.S. Home to more than 20,000 businesses based primarily in transportation, trade, business, and finance, Jersey City’s establishment as an urban enterprise zone has done much to aid the growth of local business and industry. Affordable utilities, low office space rents, business tax incentives, and reduced unemployment insurance continue to draw hundreds of new businesses to the city each year.
Jersey City is home to a wealth of opportunities for recreation and entertainment! Residents and visitors alike can enjoy world-class shopping and dining, exciting nightlife, and outstanding cultural attractions in Jersey City’s historic Downtown District, where they can experience the vast cultural diversities of the city with a visit to Little India and enjoy breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline from the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway.
Top attractions include the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, accessible via ferry from Liberty State Park, a 1,200-acre expanse of parkland situated on Upper New York Bay that features a nature preserve, interpretative center, and the Liberty Science Center, an interactive science museum featuring hundreds of hands-on exhibits, educational programs, and the world's largest IMAX dome theater.
Progress, diversity, and economic stability make Jersey City a great place to call home!