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Jersey City Socio-Economic Statistics, 1930 -1985

At this site that contains the fourteen editions of the City and County Data Book, a specialized supplement to the decennial census, you can track the ups and downs of Jersey City through the above years. Did you know that in 1930, Jersey City had a population of 316, 715, far larger than today? The variables change for each edition of the data book so many datasets are not presented over the entire time span of 1930-1985, but so much information is presented that you can get a real feel for what was happening in Jersey City decades ago.

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NJCU’s Mention in Mayor Fulop’s Ward A “State of the City” Address

And we quote:

“Two of the most important projects in the city are actually happening right here in Ward A. First, We are especially excited for the expansion of New Jersey City University’s campus here in Ward A, which will include new residential housing and retail space. This is one of the largest and most transformative projects in the entire city. This expansion will be located on a 21-acre vacant site here in Ward A. As mentioned before, it will include new residential housing, new student housing, retail including a brand new large supermarket for residents on the south side of the city. A project of this magnitude will have an incredible impact, and will bring new opportunities, jobs and activity to this underutilized area.”(10)

Read the whole Ward A address given on March 20, 2017.

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Jersey City #1 in Diversity

According to WalletHub, Jersey City is the most diverse city in the United States with an overall score of 95.88. You can review the methodology and criteria employed.

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Jersey City Makes List of Best Places to Live for Tech Entrepreneurs

Jersey City joins a distinguished list of cities tagged with being the best for IT professionals.

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Jersey City Ranks as the Most Livable City in the United States

Don’t take our word for it? How about here?

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100 years Ago Today – The Black Tom Explosion

A good overview of this event that occurred in Jersey City  before the United States was officially entered into World War 1 can be found at the Jersey City Past and Present project. Contemporary newspaper accounts are here. Here is an FBI précis on this devastating sabotage.

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Jersey City 2d Happiest City to Work In

At least according to this survey.

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