Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. It is the seat of Hudson County as well as the county's largest city. As of 2017, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated that Jersey City's population was 270,753 with the largest population increase of any municipality in New Jersey since 2010, an increase of about 9.4% from the 2010 United States Census, when the city's population was at 247,597, ranking the city the 75th-most-populous in the nation.
Part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City is bounded on the east by the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay and on the west by the Hackensack River and Newark Bay. A port of entry, with 30.7 miles (49.4km) of waterfront and extensive rail infrastructure and connectivity, the city is an important transportation terminus and distribution and manufacturing center for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Jersey City shares significant mass transit connections with Manhattan. Redevelopment of the Jersey City waterfront has made the city one of the largest centers of banking and finance in the United States and has led to the district being nicknamed "Wall Street West".
The JerseyCityNJ website and mobile application represent the height of using digital technology to connect a physical community. With this application residence, commuters and visitors alike now have Jersey City in the palms of their hands. Never miss an event, important information such as school closings, road closings, local news or today’s specials at your favorite local watering hole. Browse the "JC marketplace" or "classifieds" for local goods and services for sale, use the "City Directory" to find almost any business/organization you can image… in the mood for Italian cuisine , simply enter “Italian” as a keyword in the search bar to see what is near your current location… need a plumber? Same thing. Spend some-time reading blogs and reviews to discover new places, search for local job opportunities on the employment board, engage in discourse with fellow users over a variety of topics on the discussion page or let the City know about a public safety issue via the "Resident Response Center" where your item is given a ticket number for ease of follow up to ensure it is completed or see what's going on around town by watching the Mayor's weekly update on the JCTV page.
Unlike other communities we place an extremely high degree of accountability on ourselves regarding the safety and well-being of our users. It is for this reason we require all user profiles to verified to acquire full access according to profile type, only official government issued documents are accepted to establish identity and we DO NOT allow avatars or profile photos which are not of the actual user. That is not to say unverified profiles cannot use the platform but those profiles are limited to read only access of generic information such as Events, Classified ads and the City Directory. Another measure we utilize is the varying access levels among verified profiles with Residents having the highest degree of access, then commuters and finally visitors. We strictly enforcement our code of ethics (Please refer to our "Community Standards") regarding user conduct and behavior. There is zero tolerance for any reported violations, expolsion is swift and permanent.
*** Any information collected is solely used for the purpose of profile verification. Once the verification process has been completed all personal information is destroyed***