The 5 Richest Neighborhoods In Jersey City, NJ For 2024

The richest Jersey City neighborhoods are Liberty Park and The Waterfront for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Richest Neighborhoods In Jersey City
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Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they aren’t made of ticky-tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Jersey City has to offer. Where houses go for over 3.97x the national median and household incomes are 3.33x the national median.

But where exactly in Jersey City do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Liberty Park where the median income is a cool $182,926.

Here’s a look at the top 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in Jersey City out of 11 for 2024.

The Richest Neighborhoods In Jersey City For 2024

  1. Liberty Park
  2. The Waterfront
  3. Downtown
  4. Lincoln Park
  5. The Heights

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Jersey City for 2024? According to the most recent census data, Liberty Park looks to be the richest Jersey City neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $964,807. And that, my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Jersey City.

For more Jersey City reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Jersey City and the worst neighborhoods in Jersey City.

Or, for living around Jersey City, out the best Jersey City suburbs and the worst Jersey City suburbs.

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Richst Neighborhoods In Jersey City For 2024 By Median Income

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Liberty Park $182,926
2 The Waterfront $172,200
3 Downtown $133,134
4 Lincoln Park $77,231
5 The Heights $71,342
6 West Side $67,422
7 Hackensack Riverfront $66,774
8 Mcginley Square $65,850
9 Journal Square $64,553
10 Greenville $63,375
11 Bergen-Lafayette $46,054

How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Jersey City For 2024

Every city has its best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using Saturday Night Science, we researched income data from the Census and BLS for every neighborhood in Jersey City.

We ranked every neighborhood in Jersey City by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Liberty Park, was named the wealthiest neighborhood in Jersey City.

The richest neighborhoods in Jersey City are Liberty Park, The Waterfront, Downtown, Lincoln Park, The Heights, West Side, Hackensack Riverfront, McGinley Square, Journal Square, and Greenville.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Bergen-Lafayette.

The poorest neighborhoods in Jersey City are Bergen-Lafayette, Greenville, Journal Square, McGinley Square, and Hackensack Riverfront.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our tenth time ranking the most affluent neighborhoods to live in Jersey City.

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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