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Jersey City Apartments
Last updated February 24 2024 at 12:38 PM

Jersey City, NJ
408 Apartments for Rent

Jersey City Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 262,075
Population Density: 17,775.6 people/sq mile
Median Age: 35
Percentage of Family Households: 56%
Median Annual Income: $81,958 / year
Median Rent: $1,739 / month

What locals are saying

Across the Hudson River from Manhattan sits Jersey City. The “sixth borough” of New York is adorned with waterfront high-rises and office buildings guarded by none other than Lady Liberty herself. She’s no giant fighting robot (yet), but she’s at least the closest thing to it. Located between the Hudson and New York’s Upper Bay, Jersey City began as a docking town. Slowly, but surely it has become a new must-move spot in the New York Metro area, as tons of Manhattanites have migrated here for that big city vibe minus the big city price tag.

Frank Sinatra may have sung about several other famous cities, but he was born and bred in New Jersey, and that’s good enough

Jersey City Demographics


How diverse is Jersey City?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Jersey City is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Jersey City are Hispanic Or Latino (27.7%), Asian (24.5%), White (22.1%), Black Or African American (20.4%), Two Or More (3.6%), Other (1.5%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Jersey City residents?

The median age in Jersey City is 35 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

How diverse is Jersey City?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Jersey City is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Jersey City are Hispanic Or Latino (27.7%), Asian (24.5%), White (22.1%), Black Or African American (20.4%), Two Or More (3.6%), Other (1.5%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Jersey City residents?

The median age in Jersey City is 35 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

Jersey City Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Jersey City is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in Jersey City is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Jersey City is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Jersey City


Elementary Schools

10 /10
Jersey City Global Charter School
Charter
K-6
Charter
K-6
383 Students
7 Reviews
383
Students
7 Reviews
9 /10
Cornelia F. Bradford No. 16 Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
526 Students
19 Reviews
526
Students
19 Reviews
8 /10
Soaring Heights Charter School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
241 Students
8 Reviews
241
Students
8 Reviews

Middle Schools

9 /10
Infinity Institute
Public
6-12
Public
6-12
257 Students
7 Reviews
257
Students
7 Reviews
8 /10
Soaring Heights Charter School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
241 Students
8 Reviews
241
Students
8 Reviews
8 /10
The Academy I Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
487 Students
19 Reviews
487
Students
19 Reviews

High Schools

10 /10
Dr. Ronald Mc Nair Academy High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
683 Students
14 Reviews
683
Students
14 Reviews
9 /10
Infinity Institute
Public
6-12
Public
6-12
257 Students
7 Reviews
257
Students
7 Reviews
8 /10
County Prep High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
899 Students
24 Reviews
899
Students
24 Reviews

What Renters Say about Jersey City


Apartment List has released the results for Jersey City from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Jersey City renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received above average scores, and many received below average scores."
73%
Public Transit
67%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
59%
Commute Time
46%
Pet Friendliness
45%
Social Life
34%
Safety and Crime Rate
34%
Weather
31%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
28%
Dating
25%
Quality of Schools
21%
State and Local Taxes
19%
Affordability
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Average rent in Jersey City, New Jersey

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Jersey City is $3,393, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,447. Rent rates updated 2 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Jersey City, NJ


Searching for an apartment for rent in Jersey City, NJ? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 408 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Jersey City. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Jersey City is $2,975 for a studio, $3,393 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $4,447 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Jersey City apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Jersey City, NJ apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Jersey City?

In Jersey City, the average rent is $2,975 for a studio, $3,393 for a 1-bedroom, $4,447 for a 2-bedroom, and $4,163 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Jersey City, check out our monthly Jersey City Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Jersey City?

You can filter cheap apartments in Jersey City by price: under $1,100, under $1,300, under $1,400, under $1,600.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Jersey City?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Jersey City apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Jersey City?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Jersey City.

How can I find off-campus housing in Jersey City?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Jersey City. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, and Touro College.