29 Facts About Jersey City

1. Jersey City is, by the way, the most diverse city in the United States, according to this report.

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2. New Jersey City has pioneered a model that is sure to be emulated across the country.

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3. Jersey City lies on a peninsula between the Hudson and Hackensack rivers in northeastern New Jersey.

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4. Jersey City is part of the meeting destination area known as Metro New Jersey Meadowlands, one of the state's busiest destinations; its popularity is due in part to its proximity to the attractions of Manhattan.

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5. Jersey City was consolidated with Bergen and Hudson City in 1869; the town of Greenville was added in 1873.

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6. Jersey City is alive with festivals throughout the year, reflecting its greatly diverse population.

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7. Jersey City is a city of neighborhoods, many of which contain national historic landmarks.

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8. Jersey City was a major embarkation point for Union soldiers.

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9. Jersey City was an important stop on first the road route and then the stagecoach route from New York to Philadelphia.

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10. Jersey City has an abundance of skilled laborers of many ethnic origins.

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11. Jersey City is only 10 minutes away from Teterboro Airport, the nation's busiest corporate hub.

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12. Jersey City is serviced by several highways, including Interstate I-78; US Routes 1 and 9: New Jersey State Highways 7, 139, and 440; and the New Jersey Turnpike.

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13. Jersey City is home to Liberty Island National Park, including the Ellis Island Immigration Station, while The Statue of Liberty is completely surrounded by the City of Jersey City.

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14. Jersey City is home to the tallest buildings in New Jersey, including the Goldman Sachs tower, which tops out at 781ft tall.

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15. Jersey City is widely recognized as a major American city, and is the third largest city in the New York Metropolitan area, behind New York City and Newark.

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16. Jersey City has recently approved $527 million in water bonds so that MUA can make infrastructure improvements.

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17. Jersey City has a high percentage of residents who commute without a car.

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18. Jersey City is located in the New York media market, and most of its daily papers are available for sale or delivery.

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19. Jersey City is home to New Jersey City University and Saint Peter's University, both of which are located in the city's West Side district.

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20. Jersey City is split between the 8th and 10th Congressional Districts and is part of New Jersey's 31st and 33rd state legislative districts.

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21. Jersey City is home to the headquarters of Verisk Analytics and Lord Abbett, a privately held money management firm.

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22. The City Hall of Jersey City raises the Philippine flag in correlation to this event and as a tribute to the contributions of the Filipino community.

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23. Jersey City is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world.

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24. Jersey City is in USDA hardiness zone 7a on the west side of the city and hardiness zone 7b on the east side.

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25. In recent years, this area of Jersey City has undergone gentrification that has seen the improvement in neighborhoods.

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26. Jersey City is located on the peninsula known as Bergen Neck, with a waterfront on the east at the Hudson River and New York Bay and on the west at the Hackensack River and Newark Bay.

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27. Jersey City is the seat of Hudson County, New Jersey, and the second-largest city in New Jersey.

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28. Jersey City chose the west bank of the North River and purchased the land from the Lenape.

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29. Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the US state of New Jersey, after Newark.

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