Jersey City is the second-most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Baptists, primarily affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc, and NBCA International, made up the second largest Christian group (2.9%). [87] The Grove Street PATH station is in the process of being renovated[88] and a number of new residential buildings are being built around the stop, including a proposed 50-story building at 90 Columbus. Its north–south axis corresponds with the ridge of Bergen Hill, the emergence of the Hudson Palisades. [70], City Ordinance 13.097, passed in October 2013, requires employers with ten or more employees to offer up to five paid sick days a year. [31], After a peak population of 316,715 measured in the 1930 census, the city's population saw a half-century-long decline to 223,532 in the 1980 census. Country Village is a residential enclave in the southwestern corner of the Greenville section on the West Side of Jersey City, New Jersey that was built as planned community in the early 1960s. [169][170] The largest ship ever to call at the Port of New York-New Jersey, the MOL Benefactor, docked at Port Jersey in July 2016 after sailing from China through the newly widened Panama Canal. Christians of another faith, including the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Jehovah's Witnesses, non-denominational Protestants, and ISM churches made up 1.8% of the city's Christians. In 2012 the opening of The French American Academy downtown Jersey City has generated an inflow of French and European settlers from in-state and out-of-state as well as overseas origin. Newport and Exchange Place are redeveloped waterfront areas consisting mostly of residential towers, hotels and office buildings that are among the tallestbuildings in city. The city was reincorporated on January 23, 1829, and again on February 22, 1838, at which time it became completely independent of North Bergen and was given its present name. [28] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 21.13 square miles (54.74 km2), including 14.74 square miles (38.19 km2) of land and 6.39 square miles (16.55 km2) of water (30.24%). Increased use of jitneys, locally known as dollar vans, have greatly affected travel patterns in Hudson County, leading to decreased bus ridership on traditional bus lines. Enjoy “the shore” cities of Cape May, Atlantic City or Asbury Park. Jersey City is home to New Jersey City University and Saint Peter's University,[239][240] both of which are located in the city's West Side district. [35][36] Redevelopment of the Jersey City waterfront has made the city one of the largest centers of banking and finance in the United States and has led to the district and city being nicknamed Wall Street West. The largest Filipino-owned grocery store on the East Coast of the United States, Phil-Am Food, has been there since 1973. Source: wikipedia. Jersey City Police Department (JCPD) dates back to the appointment of watchmen in 1829. Country code Jersey Country code according to ISO standards (ISO-3166) ISO 3166-1. [246][247] As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of 38 schools, had an enrollment of 29,634 students and 2,326.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.7:1. [18][28] Since it was believed the earlier population was under-counted, the 2010 Census was anticipated with the possibility that Jersey City might become the state's most populated city, surpassing Newark. Many jobs are in the financial and service sectors, as well as in shipping, logistics, and retail. From 1950 to 1980, Jersey City lost 75,000 residents, and from 1975 to 1982, it lost 5,000 jobs, or 9% of its workforce. Its capital, St. Helier, is 100 miles (160 km) south of Weymouth, England. Simultaneous to this building boom, the light-rail network was developed. [261] and was selected as 41st best high school in the United States in Newsweek magazine's national 2011 survey. JEY Alpha-3. [72], Jersey City is bordered to the east by the Hudson River, to the north by Secaucus, North Bergen, Union City and Hoboken, to the west, across the Hackensack River, by Kearny and Newark, and to the south by Bayonne. [96] Considered an affordable neighborhood in the New York City area, a number of Ultra-Orthodox Jews and young families purchased homes and built a substantial community there, attracted by housing that costs less than half of comparable homes in New York City. [125][138] The Five Corners district is home to a thriving Filipino community and Jersey City's Little Manila, which is the second-largest Asian American subgroup in the city. [71], Jersey City is the seat of Hudson County and the second-most-populous city in New Jersey. [49], During the 19th century, former slaves reached Jersey City on one of the four routes of the Underground Railroad that led to the city. Originally elected as a candidate supporting reform in governance, the Jersey City History website says his name is "synonymous with the early twentieth century urban American blend of political favoritism and social welfare known as bossism". Everyone works as a family and team. JERSEY CITY, NJ — Variety is the spice of life, the old saying goes. [173] In February 2014, New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney argued that Jersey City, among other distressed cities, could benefit from a casino—were construction of one outside of Atlantic City eventually permitted by New Jersey. [39] That year, a house was built at Communipaw for Jan Evertsen Bout, superintendent of the colony, which had been named Pavonia (the Latinized form of Pauw's name, which means "peacock"). [69] With 18,000,000 square feet (1,700,000 m2) of office space as of 2011, it has the nation's 12th-largest downtown. [215][216] For the 2020–2021 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 33rd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Brian P. Stack (D, Union City) and in the General Assembly by Raj Mukherji (D, Jersey City) and Annette Chaparro (D, Hoboken). ", New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, "A Byte Out of FBI History; 1916 'Black Tom' Bombing Propels Bureau Into National Security Arena", "Hudson County's Degradation. At the Main Library, the New Jersey Room contains historical archives and photos. ", "Christie drops appeal of ruling allowing gay marriage in NJ", "Embracing IslamWhy Latinos are drawn to Muslim beliefs, culture. Jersey City has a growing Orthodox Jewish population, centered in the Greenville neighborhood. [citation needed], There were 2,726 same-sex couples in Hudson County in 2010, with Jersey City being the hub,[147] prior to the commencement of same-sex marriages in New Jersey on October 21, 2013.[148]. Required fields are marked *, © 2014–2021 • LYNN HAZAN • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. [120] The average household size was 2.57. [51] The consolidation began on March 17, 1870, taking effect on May 3, 1870. After spending nine days surveying the area and meeting its inhabitants, he sailed as far north as Albany. The Five Corners Branch specializes in works related to music and the fine arts, and is a gallery space. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. [150] Pakistani Americans, Bangladeshi Americans, and Arab Americans compose a significant proportion of Jersey City's Muslim population. The north end of the facility houses the Greenville Yard, a rail yard located on a manmade peninsula that was built in the early 1900s by the Pennsylvania Railroad,[167][168] in addition to the Claremont Terminal, once part of the Lehigh Valley Terminal Railway operations., — Steven Fulop (@StevenFulop) November 5, 2020. [61] Hague ran the city with an iron fist while, at the same time, molding governors, United States senators, and judges to his whims. [143], Jersey City was home to an estimated 9,379 Chinese Americans in 2017,[125] representing a notably rapid growth of 66.2% from the 5,643 Chinese Americans enumerated in the 2010 United States Census. [313], A part of the East Coast Greenway, a planned unbroken bike route from Maine to the Florida Keys, will travel through the city. [231] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 74.5% of the vote (52,979 ballots cast), out polling Republican George W. Bush with 22.8% (16,216 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (559 votes), among the 71,130 ballots cast by the city's 119,723 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 59.4. Almost 500 rides yesterday, average of 3.2 riders per vehicle during rush hours. The stripes are blue, white and yellow, with the center of the flag showing the city seal, depicting Hudson's ship, the Half Moon, and other modern vessels. [267], The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark maintains a network of elementary and secondary Catholic schools serve every area of Jersey City. Hudson County Sheriff's Office (Patrol, county owned buildings and county parks in Jersey City), United States Park Police (Ellis Island, Liberty Island, and the screening facilities for the ferries located in Jersey City), National Park Service Emergency Medical Services (Ellis Island), New Jersey State Park Police (Liberty State Park located in Jersey City), CSX Railroad Police (the CSX and Conrail rail road lines running through Jersey City), New Jersey Transit Police (the Hudson-Bergen light rail line running through Jersey City), New Jersey State Police (the turnpike and turnpike extension running through Jersey City), This page was last edited on 17 January 2021, at 13:15. [clarification needed] Local Latino and Hispanics have been the largest demographic converting to Islam after Black or African Americans. Over that time though, the Jersey Company applied to the New Jersey Legislature to incorporate the Town of Jersey. Country-specific domains ending with .je, e.g. [203][207], For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's Eighth Congressional District is represented by Albio Sires (D, West New York). A memorial, dedicated to the Filipino American veterans of the Vietnam War, was built in a small square on Manila Avenue. [10][11] As of the 1990 census, it had the smallest land area of the 100 most populous cities in the United States. Service is available to numerous points in Jersey City, Hudson County, and some suburban areas as well as to Newark on the 1, 2, 6, 10, 22, 64, 67, 68, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 123, 125, 319 lines. - People are 35.8% more likely to be married in Jersey City. The city council is comprised of six members elected from wards[197] and three elected at-large, all elected to concurrent four-year terms on a non-partisan basis as part of the November general election. The municipal border of the Hudson County cities of Jersey City and Bayonne runs along the long pier extending into the bay. [305][306][307][308][309], Since 2016, two Taiwanese airlines, China Airlines and EVA Air, have provided private bus services to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City for customers based in New Jersey. Communipaw Avenue, Bergen Avenue, Martin Luther King Drive, and Ocean Avenue are main thoroughfares. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Jersey City to other cities in the state and across the country, Jersey City is 6% safer than other cities of New Jersey and 20% safer than other cities in the nation. Sadly, the new normal… We started installing today scanners at 50 municipal buildings. [263] Liberty High School is the district's only high school that focuses on all academics. Nearly 60% of Jersey City's inhabitants are religious. The business school of New Jersey City University is at Harborside overlooking Lower Manhattan. [293], The Journal Square Transportation Center, Exchange Place and Hoboken Terminal are major origination/destination points for buses. Large tracts of land in Paulus Hook were purchased by the company with the titles owned by Anthony Dey, who was from a prominent old Dutch family, and his two cousins, Colonel Richard Varick, the former mayor of New York City (1789 - 1801), and Jacob Radcliff, a Justice of the New York Supreme Court who would later become mayor of New York City (twice) from 1810 to 1811 and again from 1815 - 1818. Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School (683; 9-12),[256] [139] An array of Filipino-owned businesses can also be found at the section of West Side of Jersey City, where many of its residents are of Filipino descent. As a result, it is regarded as the first permanent settlement and oldest municipality in what would become the state of New Jersey. When we did it in March there was a lot less info about the virus, how it is transmitted, risks…, — Steven Fulop (@StevenFulop) October 28, 2020. In its heyday before World War II, German, Irish, and Italian immigrants found work at Colgate, Chloro or Dixon Ticonderoga. [118] Females made up 50.8% of the population and there were 100.1 males per 100 females. [241], New Jersey Institute of Technology offers a MS in Data Science and graduate certificate programs at 101 Hudson Street. [95], Greenville is on the south end of Jersey City. For towns or cities named Jersey, see. [153], Jersey City's tax base grew by $136 million in 2017, giving Jersey City the largest municipal tax base in the State of New Jersey. [221], As of March 23, 2011, there was a total of 120,229 registered voters in Jersey City, of whom 58,194 (48.4%) were registered as Democrats, 7,655 (6.4%) were registered as Republicans, and 54,293 (45.2%) were registered as Unaffiliated. [12] Members of the City Council are Council President Rolando R. Lavarro Jr., Richard Boggiano (Ward C – Journal Square), Mira Prinz-Arey (Ward B – West Side), Denise Ridley (Ward A – Greenville), Daniel Rivera (at large), Jermaine D. Robinson (Ward F – Bergen/Lafayette), Yousef J. Saleh (Ward D – The Heights; appointed to serve an unexpired term), James Solomon (Ward E – Downtown) and Joyce Watterman (at large), all of whom are serving concurrent terms of office that end December 31, 2021. [243][244], The Jersey City Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. In 1609, Henry Hudson, seeking an alternate route to East Asia, anchored his small vessel Halve Maen (English: Half Moon) at Sandy Hook, Harsimus Cove and Weehawken Cove, and elsewhere along what was later named the North River. 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[115][116] Preliminary findings indicated that 19,000 housing units went uncounted. Jersey is officially a British Crown Dependency that forms part of the British Isles but is not classed as being part of the UK. The two assailants, who had earlier killed a police detective, were also shot and killed.[98]. [59] The Hudson Tubes opened in 1911, allowing passengers to take the train to Manhattan as an alternative to the extensive ferry system. The largest branches of Islam practiced are Sunni Islam, Shia Islam, and Ahmadiyya, though some Quranist and non-denominational Muslims practice their faith in the city and surrounding area. [221][222] District 3, which stretches from Paulus Hook through Bergen Hill to the east side of Greenville[224] is represented by Jeffrey Dublin. [213][214], For the 2020–2021 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 31st Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Sandra Bolden Cunningham (D, Jersey City) and in the General Assembly by Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D, Bayonne) and Angela V. McKnight (D, Jersey City). [92] In January 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration gave navigational clearance for construction of a 79-story, 900-foot (270 m) residential and commercial tower planned by the Chinese Overseas America Corporation, which would succeed the Goldman Sachs Tower, also in Downtown Jersey City, as the tallest skyscraper in New Jersey. In December 2012, the city announced that Grove Street lanes would become permanent and that it would add an additional 54 miles (87 km) of both dedicated and shared bike lanes. [119], Jersey City is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Countries near Jersey include Guernsey, England, Wales and France. Since then, three more office towers and 10 residential buildings over 100 meters in height have been completed. That’s a fact. [221][222] District 5, comprising portions of the Heights and all of neighboring Hoboken,[226] is represented by Anthony Romano. The daily newspaper The Jersey Journal, formerly located at its namesake Journal Square, covers Hudson County, its morning daily, Hudson Dispatch now defunct. [50], Soon after the Civil War, the idea arose of uniting all of the towns of Hudson County east of the Hackensack River into one municipality. Journal Square is a mix-use district. Journal Square is a major commercial district. Indian Americans constituted 10.9% of the overall population of Jersey City in 2010,[18] the highest proportion of any major U.S. city. The Santacruzan Procession along Manila Avenue has taken place since 1977. The state was named for the island of Jersey in the English Channel. As one of the Crown dependencies, Jersey is autonomous and self-governing, with its own independent legal, administrative and fiscal systems. The town was founded in 1843. [208][209] For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's Tenth Congressional District is represented by Donald Payne Jr. (D, Newark). [164] About one third of Jersey City is included in the state's largest Urban Enterprise Zone.[165][166]. In 1908, the first permanent disinfection system for drinking water in the U.S. was installed on the water supply for the city by John L. [248], High schools in the district (with 2017–18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics)[249] are High schools administered by the Archdiocese are Hudson Catholic Regional High School, St. Anthony High School, Saint Dominic Academy and St. Peter's Preparatory School. If you’ve been keeping up with news in the past 10 months, you may have seen tweets, briefings, and updates by our Mayor. [302][303][304], Also serving Jersey City are various lines operated by Academy Bus and A&C Bus. A park and statue dedicated to Jose P. Rizal, a national hero of the Philippines, is located in downtown Jersey City. There were an estimated 55,493 non-Hispanic whites in Jersey City, according to the 2013–2017 American Community Survey,[125] representing a 4.2% increase from 53,236 non-Hispanic whites enumerated in the 2010 United States Census. [144], New Jersey's largest Vietnamese American population resides in Jersey City. [51] The southern border of The Heights is generally considered to be north of Bergen Arches and The Divided Highway, while Paterson Plank Road in Washington Park is its main northern boundary. JE Alpha-2. The two-letter country abbreviation for Jersey is JE, the three-letter code is JEY. Historic Downtown is an area of mostly low-rise buildings to the west of the waterfront that is highly desirable due to its proximity to local amenities and Manhattan. Downtown Jersey City is the area from the Hudson River westward to the Newark Bay Extension of the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 78) and the New Jersey Palisades; it is also bounded by Hoboken to the north and Liberty State Park to the south. More Cost of Living or Compare Jersey City's Cost of Living. 18.7% of residents lived below the poverty line. Liberty Island is surrounded by Jersey City waters in the Upper New York Bay. Pauw, however, was an absentee landlord who neglected to populate the area and was obliged to sell his holdings back to the Company in 1633. [136][137] In 2017 there were an estimated 31,578 Indian Americans in Jersey City,[125] representing a 16.5% increase from 27,111 Indian Americans enumerated in the 2010 United States Census. Population for the Counties and Municipalities in New Jersey: 1990, 2000 and 2010, A Vision for Smart Transit in Jersey City, United States Department of Transportation, From Before the Revolutionary War! The governing body is comprised of the Mayor and the nine-member City Council. There were 87 voters registered to other parties. Jersey City was a dock and manufacturing town for much of the 19th and 20th centuries. [15], Jersey City is split between the 8th and 10th Congressional Districts[203] and is part of New Jersey's 31st and 33rd state legislative districts. [324], Also in 2013, Hudson County had initiated exploration of a bike-share program. Design and geography. [219] Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 are located partially or entirely in Jersey City. Understand the human history of JC at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. None were able to duplicate the level of power held by Hague,[64] but the city and the county remained notorious for political corruption for years. It’s also one of the best places to eat healthy in the entire country. Where Official Corruption Runs Riot is Not Concealed. The library system also supports a bookmobile and five neighborhood libraries. After studies examining existing systems and changes in public transportation usage patterns it was determined that a Journal Square-Bayonne bus rapid transit system should be investigated. [312], As of May 2010[update], the city had a total of 218.57 miles (351.75 km) of roadways, of which 189.88 miles (305.58 km) were maintained by the municipality, 10.34 miles (16.64 km) by Hudson County and 12.23 miles (19.68 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, 1.09 miles (1.75 km) by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and 5.03 miles (8.10 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. "The Sterilization Plant of the Jersey City Water Supply Company at Boonton, N.J.". ", Jersey City, New Jersey Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase), Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Minor Civil Divisions in New Jersey: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, Census Estimates for New Jersey April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, Table 6. These bus services stop in Jersey City. The revamped program officially launched on September 21, 2015, as Citi Bike with membership working in Jersey City and New York City. [182], Liberty State Park is home to Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, the Interpretive Center, and Liberty Science Center, an interactive science and learning center. [19][204][205] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Jersey City had been in the 31st, 32nd and the 33rd state legislative districts. [289] The Daily News maintains extensive publishing and distribution facilities at Liberty Industrial Park.[290]. The county seat is Jerseyville. Another countywide weekly, El Especialito, also serves the city. 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The group regularly performs at Hamilton Park (9th Street & Jersey Avenue), Van Vorst Park (Jersey Avenue & Montgomery Street), and The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery (435 Newark Avenue). Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School was the first-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 322 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2010 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked second in 2008 out of 316 schools. North Bergen is a township in the northern part of Hudson County, New Jersey, United States.As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 60,773, reflecting an increase of 2,681 (+4.6%) from the 58,092 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 9,678 (+20.0%) from the 48,414 counted in the 1990 Census. [156], Jersey City is home to the headquarters of Verisk Analytics and Lord Abbett,[157] a privately held money management firm. [184], The Jersey City Museum, Mana Contemporary, and the Museum of Russian Art, which specializes in Soviet Nonconformist Art,[185] include permanent collections and special exhibits. A bill was approved by the state legislature on April 2, 1869, with a special election to be held on October 5, 1869. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Jersey City has a humid subtropical climate in which, its climate is similar to its parallel cities like Newark, New Jersey and New York City, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [14] The City Clerk is Robert Byrne. Jersey City allocated funds toward launching two testing centers in March. Newport had a hand in the renaissance of Jersey City although, before ground was broken, much of the downtown area had already begun a steady climb (much like Hoboken). 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[321][322][323], In 2013, the city simplified the application and reduced the cost for business and residences to install bike racks as well as making them obligatory for certain new construction projects. [198][199][200][201], In April 2020, Yousef J. Saleh was appointed to fill the Ward D seat that became vacant following the death earlier that month of Michael Yun from complications related to COVID-19; Saleh will serve on an interim basis until the November 2020 general election, when voters will choose a candidate to serve the balance of the term of office. Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. [18] A variety of Filipino restaurants, shippers and freighters, doctors' officers, bakeries, stores, and an office of The Filipino Channel have made Newark Avenue their home. The Heights is home to several green spaces including: Riverview First Park, Leonard Gordon Park, Pershing Field Park, and Washington Park. 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