With an area of 21.13 square miles and a population of more than 290,000, Jersey City is one of the largest cities in the USA and the second-most populous city in New Jersey after Newark. A part of Hudson County from New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City is present on the west of Hackensack River, on a peninsula known as Bergen Neck.
Jersey City currently serves as a prime hub for distribution and transportation terminus for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Ever since the redevelopment of the Jersey City Waterfront happened, Jersey City became a major hub for banking and finance in the United States of America. All these developments in these years also resulted in the development of Hudson County real estate in the city.
Consisting of most of the parts of Ellis Island, Jersey City also surrounds Liberty City through its waters in the Upper New York Bay. Thanks to its proximity and easy connectivity to Manhattan, Jersey City is also considered the sixth borough of New York City. Jersey City has some of the earliest European settlements in North America, which played a crucial role in the development of various sections of the city.
Average Price reflects the average price of single family homes sold in particular town. It is calculated based on the twelve month moving average (geometric mean).
General Tax Rate is used to determine the amount of real estate tax levied upon a particular property. This rate is used to compute the tax bill.
Effective Tax Rate is used to compare of one district to another district based on the assumption that all districts are at 100% valuation. This rate has been computed by the State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury using County Equalization Average Ratios. This rate is NOT to be used to compute the tax bill.
Homes Sold is the number of single family homes sold in a particular district in the past 12 month period.
Data Source: US Census 2010, NJ MLS, State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury