Resilient NJ Northeastern New Jersey

Jersey City

New Jersey
Downtown Metro Area of Newark New Jersey

With over 265,000 residents (about half the population of Wyoming), Jersey City is the second most populous city in New Jersey. The city’s proximity to Ellis Island meant it was a landing place for many immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, making it known as “America’s Golden Door.” Today the city is one of the most diverse in the country and is still home to many immigrants from around the world. Jersey City’s location across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan makes it home to many residents that commute into New York City through train, bus, or ferry. Jersey City is itself a large employment center. Many financial institutions have headquarters or offices in the city, largely located along the waterfront. There has been a lot of recent construction in the city, with plans for more redevelopment including additonal housing units.

Below are the latest demographics statistics for Jersey City, the second-most populous city in the state.








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If you live or work in Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken, or Bayonne, you are the most important stakeholder. Most likely, you have already been impacted by flooding in some way and the long-term effects of Resilient Northeastern New Jersey will affect your community. Your input is vitally important to support the development of an effective roadmap for flood reduction that will also improve the daily quality of life in your region.


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