Downtown Jersey City

Experience the pulse of city life, paired with waterfront tranquility.

Welcome to Downtown Jersey City

Downtown Jersey City is the vibrant heart of the city, boasting an enviable waterfront that offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. This neighborhood is the epitome of urban living combined with the leisure of scenic parks and waterfront walkways, making it a magnet for both residents and visitors alike. The area is notable not only for its accessibility and excellent commute options but also for its rich tapestry of cultural influences reflected in the community and culinary scenes.

The district's architectural mix of historic brownstones and modern high-rises encapsulates its unique character and charm. Downtown Jersey City is a bustling hub during the day and transforms into a lively scene at night with its array of bars and eateries. The area's growth has been complemented by a surge in local businesses, art installations, and public spaces contributing to its dynamic and inclusive atmosphere, making it a sought-after destination for living and recreation.
 

What to Love

  • Iconic waterfront skyline views
  • The rich, diverse culinary scene
  • Vibrant nightlife and cultural events
  • Walkable streets and easy commuting
  • Innovative art and community spaces

Local Lifestyle

Downtown Jersey City offers a lifestyle filled with convenience and urban flair. Residents can enjoy a blend of leisurely and active living with ample opportunities for waterfront jogging, biking, and strolls with stunning views at every turn. The neighborhood pulses with energy, from vibrant street life to the quiet corners of its waterfront parks. It's a place where art, culture, and commerce meet, creating a lively and enriching environment for those who call it home.
 

Dining and Shopping

Downtown Jersey City is a culinary delight known for its diverse dining options. Batello stands out with its exquisite Italian cuisine served against the backdrop of breathtaking NYC views, making it a favorite for both locals and visitors. Torrico's offers homemade ice cream for a sweet treat that captivates anyone with a sweet tooth. Cangiano's Marketplace is renowned for its status as 'the greatest deli in the world,' providing a variety of gourmet groceries and deli items. Meanwhile, Hudson Hound presents a slice of Ireland with its authentic Irish food and cozy atmosphere.

The shopping experience in Downtown Jersey City is just as rich, featuring a variety of boutiques and markets that cater to every taste and need. From stylish fashion stores to artisanal craft shops, the area is a treasure trove for shoppers seeking unique finds and quality goods.
 

Things to Do

Cultural and recreational activities abound in Downtown Jersey City. Groove on Grove is a standout event, offering a free summer music festival that brings together local musicians and bands to celebrate diverse sounds and rhythms right in the heart of downtown. Additionally, White Eagle Hall serves as a key cultural venue in the area, hosting a variety of live performances ranging from music concerts to theater productions in a beautifully renovated historic setting.

This neighborhood promotes a vibrant cultural scene and supports a thriving community life with its public art installations and community events that engage residents and foster a sense of belonging.
 
 

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Overview for Downtown Jersey City, NJ

287,146 people live in Downtown Jersey City, where the median age is 34.5 and the average individual income is $48,404. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

287,146

Total Population

34.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,404

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown Jersey City, NJ

Downtown Jersey City has 115,654 households, with an average household size of 2.46. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Downtown Jersey City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 287,146 people call Downtown Jersey City home. The population density is 19,476.06 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

287,146

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.5

Median Age

50.31 / 49.69%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
115,654

Total Households

2.46

Average Household Size

$48,404

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Downtown Jersey City, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Downtown Jersey City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Hamilton Park Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
First Christian Pentecostal
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Hudson Catholic Regional High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Czestochowa
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Peters Preparatory School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori School Of Jersey City
PRIVATE
1st - 2nd
No rating available
St Josephs School For The Blind
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
The Full Will Of God Christian Academy
PRIVATE
10th - 10th
No rating available
St Aloysius Elementary Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Elizabeth School & Child Care Center
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 4th
No rating available
BelovED Community Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 10th
3/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Genesis Educational Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Soaring Heights Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Dr Ronald McNair High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Christa McAuliffe School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Learning Community Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Explore Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Dr. Michael Conti School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Whitney M. Young Junior School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
President Barack Obama Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ezra L. Nolan School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Jersey City Global Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
James J Ferris High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Mahatma K. Gandhi School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Chaplain Charles Watters School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Alfred Zampella School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
The Ethical Community Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Henry Snyder High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
William L Dickinson High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Frank R Conwell School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Charles E. Trefurt School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Martin Luther King Junior School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Nicolaus Copernicus School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Martin Center for the Arts
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Franklin L. Williams School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Julia A. Barnes School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Rev. Dr. Ercel F. Webb School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Dr. Paul Rafalides School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
Rafael Cordero y Molina
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Empowerment Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Alexander D. Sullivan School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Joseph H. Brensinger School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Jotham W. Wakeman School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Patricia M. Noonan School PS #26
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Jersey City Community Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Jersey City Golden Door Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Academy of Technology Design
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Cornelia F. Bradford School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
University Academy Charter High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Ollie Culbreth Junior School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Dr. Charles P. DeFuccio School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5

Around Downtown Jersey City, NJ

There's plenty to do around Downtown Jersey City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

84
Very Walkable
Walking Score
67
Bikeable
Bike Score
67
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Goods Desserts, Ginseng Museum Cafe, and Progressive Krav Maga.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.46 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.83 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.12 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.12 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.95 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

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