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JERSEY CITY


            
GENERAL  INFORMATION
Town Name: Jersey City
City Hall: Jersey City Hall
Address: 280 Grove St, Jersey City NJ 07302
Phone Number: 201-547-5000
Land Area:
Distance to NYC: 10.2 miles
Town Website: http://www.cityofjerseycity.org/
Library Website:
Water Service: United Water
Gas & Electric: PSE & G


ABOUT  JERSEY CITY:

Jersey City’s ideal location and close proximity to New York City has also contributed to the development of its own impressive skyline. This includes the Goldman Sachs building, which stands at an impressive 238 meters granting it a distinction as one of the 200 Tallest Buildings in the World. Transportation is readily available here with a 24-hour 
PATH Train service, the NY/NJ Waterway, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system, and major highways such as the NJ Turnpike. Jersey City’s economic sphere is now one of the fastest-growing as Fortune-500 corporations such as Chase Manhattan Bank, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab, and others continue to bring their businesses to our area.

The city is filled with numerous academic institutions. A tribute to higher education, Jersey City is home to the New Jersey City UniversitySaint Peter’s College, and Hudson County Community College. The University of Phoenix and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey also have locations within the city. Additionally, McNair Academic High School has been dubbed the top public high school in New Jersey and 15th in the nation. With a number of schools yet to be mentioned, Jersey City’s youth will undoubtedly be prepared to become leaders of tomorrow.


HISTORY:
The land comprising what is now Jersey City was wilderness inhabited by the Lenape, a collection of tribes (later called Delaware Indian). In 1609, Henry Hudson, seeking an alternate route to East Asia, anchored his small vessel The Half Moon at Sandy Hook, Harsimus and Weehawken Cove, and elsewhere along what was later named the North River. After spending nine days surveying the area and meeting its inhabitants, he returned to The Netherlands. The Dutch organized the United New Netherlands Company to manage this new territory and in June 1623, The New Netherlands became a Dutch province, with headquarters in New Amsterdam. Michael Reyniersz Pauw, Lord of Achttienhoven, received a land grant as patron on the condition that he would establish a settlement of not fewer than fifty persons within four years. He chose the west bank of the Hudson River and purchased the land from the Lenape. This grant is dated November 22, 1630 and is the earliest known conveyance for what are now Hoboken and Jersey City.

Visit New Jersey City University's  excellent history  "Jersey City - Past and Present". And New Jersey Public Library  contains "both current and historical information.



DEMOGRAPHICS
Population: 242,355
Population Density / Mile: 16,248
Median Age: 33.96
Number of Households: 90,101
Average Household Size: 2.65
Households with Children: 28,591
Median Household Income: $47,021
Median Years in Residence: 2.24
Annual Residential Turnover: 25.97
Median Dwelling Age: 52