Jersey City is the second-most populous city in the U.S. state of Northern New Jersey, New Jersey after Newark. It is the county seat of Hudson County and the county’s largest city. The 2020 United States census showed that the city’s population was 292,449, ranking as the 71st-most-populous incorporated place. The 2020 census represents an increase of 18.1% from the 2010 United States Census when the city’s population stood at 247,597.
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. Since then, the city’s population has rebounded, with the 2020 population reflecting an increase of 44,852 (18.1%) from the 247,597 counted in the 2010 Census, which had 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.
Part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City, is bounded east by the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay and on the west by the Hackensack River and Newark Bay. A port of entry, with 30.7 miles (49.4 km) of waterfront and extensive rail infrastructure and connectivity, the city is an important transportation terminus and distribution and manufacturing center for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Jersey City shares significant mass transit connections with Manhattan. Redevelopment of the Jersey City waterfront has made the city one of the largest banking and finance centers in the United States and has led to the district and city being nicknamed Wall Street West.
The land comprising what is now Jersey City was 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 Halve Maen (English: Half Moon) at Sandy Hook, Harsimus Cove, Weehawken Cove, and elsewhere along what was later named the North River. After spending nine days surveying the area and meeting its inhabitants, he sailed as far north as Albany. The contemporary flag of the city is a variation on the Prince’s Flag from the Netherlands. 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. EZ Bed Bug Exterminator NJ
Art and Culture
Based upon a 2011 survey of census data on the number of artists as a percentage of the population, The Atlantic magazine called Jersey City in Northern New Jersey, NJ the 10th-most-artistic city in the United States.
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