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Jersey City, New Jersey
City
City of Jersey City
View of Jersey City from Governors Island, Manhattan
View of Jersey City from Governors Island, Manhattan
Flag of Jersey City, New Jersey
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Official seal of Jersey City, New Jersey
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Wall Street West,[1] J.C., Chilltown,[2] Sixth Borough,[3] America's Golden Door[4][5][6][7][8]
Motto(s): 
"Let Jersey Prosper"[9]
"Jersey City, Make It Yours"[10]
Location within Hudson County
Location within Hudson County
Census Bureau map
Census Bureau map
Jersey City is located in New Jersey
Jersey City
Jersey City
Location within New Jersey
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Jersey City is located in the United States
Jersey City
Jersey City
Location within the United States
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Jersey City is located in North America
Jersey City
Jersey City
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Coordinates: 40°42′50″N 74°04′16″W / 40.714°N 74.071°W / 40.714; -74.071Coordinates: 40°42′50″N 74°04′16″W / 40.714°N 74.071°W / 40.714; -74.071[11][12]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Hudson
Incorporated February 22, 1838
Government
[17]
 • Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
 • Body City Council
 • Mayor Steven Fulop(D)[13][14]
 • Deputy Mayor Vacant
 • Business Administrator Brian David Platt[15]
 • Municipal clerk Robert Byrne[16]
Area
[11]
 • Total 21.080 sq mi (54.596 km2)
 • Land 14.794 sq mi (38.316 km2)
 • Water 6.286 sq mi (16.281 km2)  29.82%
Area rank 133rd of 566 in state
1st of 12 in county[11]
Elevation
[18]
20 ft (6 m)
Population
 (2010 Census)[19][20][21]
 • Total 247,597
 • Estimate 
(2018)[22]
265,549
 • Rank 78th in country (as of 2018)[23]
2nd of 566 in state
1st of 12 in county
 • Density 16,736.6/sq mi (6,462.0/km2)
 • Density rank 10th of 566 in state
6th of 12 in county
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP codes
07097, 07302-07308, 07310-07311[24]
Area code(s) 201[25]
FIPS code 3401736000[11][26][27]
GNIS feature ID 0885264[11][28]
Website www.jerseycitynj.gov