Port Jersey is an intermodal freight transport facility that includes a container terminal located on the Upper New York Bay in the Port of New York and New Jersey. News 12 Networks has a television targeting the Jersey City and Newark areas. As a result, it is regarded as the first permanent settlement and oldest municipality in what would become the state of New Jersey. Liberty Island is surrounded by Jersey City waters in the Upper New York Bay. [95], Greenville is on the south end of Jersey City. The square was created in 1923 when the city condemned and demolished the offices of the Jersey Journal, creating a broad intersection with Hudson Boulevard which itself had been widened in 1908. 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. [158] Companies such as Computershare, NEX Group, ADP, Members Exchange (MEMX), and Fidelity Investments also conduct operations in the city. ", "Another Milepost on the Long Trail of Corruption in Hudson County", "Why Can't Hudson County Get Any Respect? Jersey City's Oldest House, "Associates of the Jersey Company, 1804 Jersey City's Founding Fathers", "Jersey City's Underground Railroad history: Thousands of former slaves sought freedom by passing through Jersey City", "History of the County of Hudson, New Jersey, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time", "The New Government of Jersey City – The Subordinate Offices", "A Handsome Building: The Erie Railway's New Station at Jersey City. Ever since the settling of New Netherland in the 1600s, comprising what is now the Gateway Region of northeastern New Jersey as well as portions of Downstate New York in the New York City metropolitan area, the Dutch and British, along with German and Irish Americans, have established an integral role in the subsequent long-term development of Jersey City over the centuries. News about New Jersey, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times. There were an estimated 1,813 Vietnamese Americans in Jersey City, according to the 2013–2017 American Community Survey,[125] representing a 12.8% increase from 1,607 Vietnamese Americans enumerated in the 2010 United States Census. [141] Jersey City is the host of the annual Philippine-American Friendship Day Parade, an event that occurs yearly in June, on its last Sunday. [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. [65][66][67] By the 1970s the city experienced a period of urban decline that saw many of its wealthy residents leave for the suburbs, due to rising crime, civil unrest, political corruption, and economic hardship. These bus services stop in Jersey City. [232], In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Democrat Barbara Buono received 66.5% of the vote (20,421 cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 31.8% (9,784 votes), and other candidates with 1.7% (514 votes), among the 32,347 ballots cast by the city's 139,265 registered voters (1,628 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 23.2%. A memorial, dedicated to the Filipino American veterans of the Vietnam War, was built in a small square on Manila Avenue. While a majority of the voters across the county approved the merger, the only municipalities that had approved the consolidation plan and that adjoined Jersey City were Hudson City and Bergen City. [233][234] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 76.2% of the vote (29,817 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 18.7% (7,336 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 3.2% (1,263 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (371 votes), among the 39,143 ballots cast by the city's 120,269 registered voters, yielding a 32.5% turnout.[235]. District 2 includes the West Side and parts of the Marion Section and Journal Square[223] and is represented by Bill O'Dea. [208][209] For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's Tenth Congressional District is represented by Donald Payne Jr. (D, Newark). The district is one of 31 former Abbott districts statewide,[245] which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority. [59] The Hudson Tubes opened in 1911, allowing passengers to take the train to Manhattan as an alternative to the extensive ferry system. Haddonfield, New Jersey, gave the world a breakthrough in paleontology not once but twice, with the discovery and rediscovery of North America’s first dinosaur. The revamped program officially launched on September 21, 2015, as Citi Bike with membership working in Jersey City and New York City. [91] Prior to the September 11 attacks Jersey City had three office towers over 100 meters tall. [149] The largest religious community in the city is Christianity, followed by Islam, the eastern religions, and Judaism. [22] The 2019 estimate represents an increase of about 5.8% from the 2010 United States Census, when the city's population was at 247,597,[20][30] ranking the city the nation's 78th-largest by population. [329], City in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, "Jersey City" redirects here. [285], Jersey City is located in the New York media market, and most of its daily papers are available for sale or delivery. The bill impacts all businesses employing workers who work at least 80 hours a calendar year in Jersey City. Since then, the city's population has rebounded, with the 2010 population reflecting an increase of 7,542 (+3.1%) from the 240,055 counted in the 2000 census, which had in turn increased by 11,518 (+5.0%) from the 228,537 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. [269], Catholic K-8 elementary schools include Our Lady of Czestochowa School,[270] Sacred Heart School,[271] Saint Aloysius Elementary Academy,[272] St. Joseph School and St. Nicholas School. [115][116] Preliminary findings indicated that 19,000 housing units went uncounted. [126] This is in contrast with Hudson County overall, where there were an estimated 84,114 African Americans, according to the 2013–2017 American Community Survey,[127] representing a 2.3% increase from 83,925 African Americans enumerated in the county in the 2010 United States Census. An element of the bill provide that only contiguous towns could be consolidated. 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. India Square has been home to the largest outdoor Navratri festivities in New Jersey as well as several Hindu temples;[135] while an annual, color-filled spring Holi festival has taken place in Jersey City since 1992, centered upon India Square and attracting significant participation and international media attention. #30, an ESL magnet school in the Greenville district, which serves nearly 800 Pre-k through 5th grade students. In 2006, a Red Ribbon pastry shop, one of the Philippines' most famous food chains, opened its first branch on the East Coast in the Garden State. [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. The legislature enacted "An Act to incorporate the City of Jersey, in the County of Bergen" on January 28, 1820. ", "Is Jersey City New York City's 'Sixth Borough'? Its north–south axis corresponds with the ridge of Bergen Hill, the emergence of the Hudson Palisades. [16][84], As of 2020[update], the mayor is Steven Fulop, whose term of office ends December 31, 2021. In the late 1880s, three passenger railroad terminals opened in Jersey City next to the Hudson River (Pavonia Terminal,[54] Exchange Place and Communipaw). The loyalists included the governor of New Jersey… [55][56] Tens of millions of immigrants passed through these stations as they made their way westward from Ellis Island into the United States. Michael Reyniersz Pauw received a land grant as patroon on the condition that he would establish a settlement of not fewer than fifty persons within four years. [206] The split that went into effect in 2013 placed 111,678 residents living in the city's north and east in the 8th District, while 139,519 residents in the southwest portion of the city were placed in the 10th District. Jersey City Police Department (JCPD) dates back to the appointment of watchmen in 1829. [187][188], Jersey City is home to several annual visual and performing arts festivals, fairs, and other events. [61] Hague ran the city with an iron fist while, at the same time, molding governors, United States senators, and judges to his whims. #4 Best Value in New Jersey that matches your filters “ We had a great room on an upper floor with an amazing view of the ocean and the boardwalk with a incredible view of the new wheel at Steel Pier which lights up with amazing colours at night. The median gross rent in the city was $1,271. 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. The village of Bergen (located inside a palisaded garrison) was established on what is now Bergen Square in 1660 and officially chartered on September 5, 1661 as the state's first local civil government. Since then, three more office towers and 10 residential buildings over 100 meters in height have been completed. [273][274][275] In 2015, Our Lady of Czestochowa School was one of 15 schools in New Jersey, and one of six private schools, recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in the exemplary high performing category by the United States Department of Education. [310][311], In February 2020, the city launched its on-demand bus transit system in partnership with the ridesharing company Via. Marijuana legalization was on the ballot in 5 states on Nov. 3, and New Jersey, Arizona and South Dakota voted to legalize recreational pot. [79] The city is the site of some of the earliest European settlements in North America, which grew into each other rather than expanding from a central point. Named for the island of Jersey in the English Channel, its capital city is Trenton. [63], After Hague's retirement from politics, a series of mayors including John V. Kenny, Thomas J. Whelan and Thomas F. X. Smith attempted to take control of Hague's organization, usually under the mantle of political reform. The unresolved dispute would continue until the Treaty of 1834 where New York City formally ceded control of Jersey City to New Jersey. [217][218], The city encompasses three Hudson County freeholder districts in their entirety, while three others are shared with adjacent municipalities. 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! [145] Arab Americans are the second- highest percentage in New Jersey after Passaic County. Jersey Oil & Gas said yesterday it had identified a “significant” new prospect in the central UK North Sea. Large detailed tourist map of New Jersey with cities and towns. 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[126] Chinese nationals have also been obtaining EB-5 immigrant visas by investing US$500,000 apiece in new Downtown Jersey City residential skyscrapers. James J. Ferris High School Academy of International Enterprise[251] (1,327; 9-12), [57][58] The railroads became and would remain the largest employers in Jersey City into and during the early 20th century. A bill was approved by the state legislature on April 2, 1869, with a special election to be held on October 5, 1869. Außerdem können Sie das weitläufige Gebiet auf den zahlreichen Wanderwegen erkunden oder die historischen Stätten besichtigen. The two assailants, who had earlier killed a police detective, were also shot and killed.[98]. [221][222] District 8 compromises all of North Bergen, the North End of Secaucus and the northern tip of the city near Transfer Station. ", "Curator's new mini golf course/public art now open in Jersey City", Jersey City America's Golden Door Trademark Information, "NJCU business school plans to turn 'Wall Street West' into learning environment', "A New Effort From a 'New' Jersey City Urges, 'Make It Yours'", 2019 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey Places, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, DP-1 – Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Jersey City city, Hudson County, New Jersey, Municipalities Sorted by 2011-2020 Legislative District, Table DP-1. [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. Newark Avenue & Grove Street, are the main thoroughfares in Downtown Jersey City, both have seen a lot of development and the surrounding neighborhoods have many stores and restaurants. 4743x8276 / 19,3 Mb Go to Map. [132], An estimated 67,526 Asian Americans live in Jersey City, constituting 25.4% of the city's population,[125] representing a 15.2% increase from 58,595 Asian Americans enumerated in the 2010 United States Census. 28.6% of housing units are owner-occupied, with the median value of the homes being $344,200. [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. [302][303][304], Also serving Jersey City are various lines operated by Academy Bus and A&C Bus. [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. The contemporary flag of the city is a variation on the Prince's Flag from the Netherlands. [62] In his later years in office, Hague would often dismiss his enemies as "reds" or "commies". [126] Many non-Hispanic whites have settled in the newer developments in the Newport and Exchange Place neighborhoods along the Jersey City waterfront. The Heights is home to several green spaces including: Riverview First Park, Leonard Gordon Park, Pershing Field Park, and Washington Park. [114] The city hired an outside firm to contest the results, citing the fact that development in the city between 2000 and 2010 substantially increased the number of housing units and that new populations may have been under-counted by as many as 30,000 residents based on the city's calculations. Leal. The battle itself took place within what is present-day Jersey City. The state ranks 6th for crime & corrections. [289] The Daily News maintains extensive publishing and distribution facilities at Liberty Industrial Park.[290]. [123][124] There is a notable Algerian and Moroccan American population in Jersey City. [291] WSNR-620 AM is also licensed in the city. 86.5% of the population graduated high school, while 44.9% of the population had a bachelor's degree or higher. The amendment to the state constitution was expected to pass, with polls showing nearly 60% of New Jersey voters in support, according to NJ.com . 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Opened in 1906 as the Jersey City High School it is one of the oldest school sites in the city, it is a four-story Beaux-Arts building located on a hilltop facing the Hudson River. Gov. New Jersey Population History. [227] It is represented by Thomas Liggio. [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. [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]. [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. [155], Jersey City's Hudson River waterfront, from Exchange Place to Newport, is known as Wall Street West and has over 13 million square feet of Class A office space. [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. Presbyterians, primarily served by the Presbyterian Church (USA), and Anglicans or Episcopalians comprised 0.3% of the Christian demographic each. [292], Of all Jersey City commuters, 8.17% walk to work, and 46.62% take public transit. New Jersey Gov. [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. [288] The Jersey City Independent is an online newspaper covering Jersey City and surrounding municipalities. [210][211] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021)[212] and Bob Menendez (Paramus, term ends 2025). Jersey City ist eine Stadt im US-Bundesstaat New Jersey in den Vereinigten Staaten mit rund 264.000 Einwohnern (Schätzung 2016, U.S. Census Bureau). 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. District 1 comprises neighboring Bayonne and a small part of Jersey City, Country Village,[220] and is represented by Doreen McAndrew DiDomenico. Pearson To Pastures New jersey and Push Comes to Shove bib shorts review The products mentioned in this article are selected or reviewed independently by our journalists. In 1804, Alexander Hamilton, now a private citizen, was focused on increasing manufacturing in the greater New York City area. [193], Since 1992, the Hudson Shakespeare Company has been the resident Shakespeare festival of Hudson County performing a free Shakespeare production for each month of the summer throughout various parks in the city. [267], The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark maintains a network of elementary and secondary Catholic schools serve every area of Jersey City. 7.1% of residents under 65 were disabled, while 15.9% of residents live without health insurance. [221][222] District 4 includes Harsimus, Hamilton Park, and portions of Journal Square and the Heights [225] and is represented by Eliu Rivera. Muslims constituted 3.4% of religious adherents in Jersey City. [10][11] As of the 1990 census, it had the smallest land area of the 100 most populous cities in the United States. [282] The French American Academy, located in the century-old three-story building of the former St. Mary's High School, is a private bilingual school PK-3. In the Battle of Paulus Hook, Major Light Horse Harry Lee successfully attacked a British fortification on August 19, 1779, which was the catalyst for the British losing control of what is now modern New Jersey. New Jersey was one of the original thirteen colonies that joined in the struggle for independence from Great Britain. [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. [126], Arab Americans numbered an estimated 18,628 individuals in Hudson County per the 2013–2017 American Community Survey, representing 2.8% of the county's total population. Genesis Educational Center is a private Christian school located in downtown Jersey City for ages newborn through 8th grade. "[195], Jersey City is governed under the Faulkner Act (mayor–council) form of municipal government. Indian Americans constituted 10.9% of the overall population of Jersey City in 2010,[18] the highest proportion of any major U.S. city. [120] The average household size was 2.57. Hayes, Melissa; Markos, Kibret; and Fallon, Scott. [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. Phil Murphy can finally put pen to paper on a bill that legalizes cannabis in New Jersey. The Five Corners Branch specializes in works related to music and the fine arts, and is a gallery space. West Side, Jersey City is west of Kennedy Boulevard. There were 87 voters registered to other parties. 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[117], Per the American Community Survey's 2014-2018 estimates, Jersey City's age distribution was 7.7% of the population under 5, 13.2% between 6–18, 69% - from 19 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. [123] Stateside Puerto Ricans, making up a third of the city's Latin American or Hispanic population, constituted the largest Hispanic group in Jersey City. [174], Based upon a 2011 survey of census data on the number of artists as a percentages of the population, The Atlantic magazine called Jersey City the 10th-most-artistic city in the United States. [194], The American poet Wallace Stevens described the city as a place where "the deer and the dachshund are one.