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Jersey City’s Amazon HQ2 Proposal

Although Jersey City did not make the final cut as one of the cities to house HQ2, you can still read its proposal and find out what the city stated that it would do to accommodate Amazon, and why Amazon should have considered Jersey City.

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Jersey City Narrows Gap in Population with Newark

According to the 2017 population estimates just released by the Census Bureau, Jersey City’s increase in population outpaced Newark’s growth, further tightening the competition for the title of New Jersey’s largest city. The numbers are:

Jersey City: 267,446 (2016) – 270,753(2017)

Newark: 284, 386 (2016) – 285,154 (2017)

Newark’s population grew by a mere 768 residents; Jersey City expanded by 3307 people.

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Jersey City Ranked Among America’s Fittest Cities

Employing multiple criteria such as “built environment” and “health behaviors”, the ACSM American Fitness Index has been released; Jersey City comes in at 69. The interactive index allows you to compare the top 100 cities.

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Best High Schools in Jersey City, New Jersey, and the Country

The 2018 US News & World Report high school rankings report has just been issued. More than 20,500 high schools, including charters and magnet schools, were evaluated against a set of criteria. Jersey City schools figure in the state rankings with three of the schools attaining medal status with McNair High School ranking 5th in the state and 68th in the nation with a gold medal to prove it. Here is the complete list for New Jersey schools.

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Jersey City is America’s Most Diverse City

Once again, Jersey City tops the list of America’s most diverse cities in a listing developed by WalletHub. Various diversity metrics were employed in this survey of the country’s 501 largest cities. To see the benefits of diversity, please read this 2018 report from McKinsey & Company Delivering through Diversity. (This company’s reports on diversity on widely quoted in the literature.)

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Jersey City Named “Top Ten City for College Grads”

Adding to the numerous accolades that are being conferred on Jersey City, Livability.com has ranked Jersey City as #3 in its survey of best cities for recent college graduates. Over two thousand cities were reviewed for this undertaking; here is Jersey City’s profile. Please notice all the college towns on this list. Jersey City has never been known as a “college town”, but its amenities and services clearly act as an attraction for students right out of college.

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What Does the Future Hold for Jersey City’s Real Estate Market?

Read this report 2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate from PWC and the Urban Institute to find out. To keep abreast of Jersey City real estate developments (pun intended), please come here.

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