Jersey City, United States

Current priorities

High
Energy & electricity
Very high
Environment & sustainability
Medium
Governance & funding
High
IT infrastructure
Medium
Public safety & health
Medium
Mobility & transportation
Medium
Data & analytics
Medium
Buildings, public spaces
Very high
Citizens & service delivery
Medium
Payments & financial systems
Very high
Physical & digital security
Low
Talent & education
High
Water & waste management

Main challenges to implementing smart projects identified by city officials

  • Budget and financial constraints
  • Changing demographics and diversity
  • Elevated security risks (physical/digital)

Operating budget

$0.60 billion

Capital budget

-

Baseline data

City population
Residents living within the municipal boundary
0.27 million
SourceYear: 2018Source: US Census Bureau
Region population
Residents living within the region
19.98 Million
SourceYear: 2018Source: US Census Bureau
Population density
Number of residents living within a square kilometer
6,916 People/sqKm
SourceYear: 2019Source: Nomadlist
Average household size
Average number of residents living in each household
2.71 People per household
SourceYear: 2017Source: ACS 2013-2017
Median age
Average age of residents
33.9 Years old
SourceYear: 2017Source: ACS 5-year estimates
Gender ratio (males : females)
Ratio of male to female residents
0.94:1 ratio
SourceYear: 2017Source: ACS 5-year estimates
GDP per capita
Gross Domestic Product, or the total market value of all goods and services produced, per resident
$34,738 USD
SourceYear: 2018Source: BEA
City GDP
Total Gross Domestic Product, or the total market value of all goods and services produced
$9.22B USD
SourceYear: 2018Source: Calculated based on population and per capita GDP
VAT rate
Value Added Tax rate, or the rate at which the value of an article has been increased at each stage of production or distribution
Percent
SourceYear: Source:
Unemployment rate
Percentage of labor force that is unemployed
3.8% Percent
SourceYear: 2019Source: BLS - MSA Unemployment Rates
Labor force participation rate
Percentage of population belonging to labor force
60.5% Percentage
SourceYear: 2016Source: OECD - Regions
Labor productivity (national)
Amount of goods and services produced by the workforce
$119,208 USD
SourceYear: 2019Source: Nomadlist national figures
Income inequality/GINI coefficient
National measure of income distribution among residents to estimate income inequality
0.51 Index (0 = perfect equality, 1 = perfect inequality)
SourceYear: 2017Source: American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
University quality index
Composite index of local universities world rank
Index (0 = low, 1 = high)
SourceYear: Source:
Cost of living index (NY = 100)
Relative indicator of the cost of consumer goods, such as groceries, dining, transportation, and utilities
78.44 Index (NY = 100)
SourceYear: Mid-Year 2019Source: Numbeo
Property price to income ratio
Measure of apartment purchase affordability, generally calculated as the ratio of median apartment prices to median family disposable income, expressed as years of income. The rule of thumb is that the cost of a home should be about 2.6 times annual earnings.
5.81 Index
SourceYear: Mid-Year 2019Source: Numbeo
Rent index (NY = 100)
Estimation of the price of renting an apartment in a city compared to New York City
70.5 Index (NY = 100)
SourceYear: Mid-Year 2019Source: Numbeo

Environment and sustainability

76th
of 100 ranked cities
Very high
Priority level
<12 months
Project start
+6%
Anticipated investment change

Current initiatives

Initiative
Progress
ROI
Advanced flood warning
Partial deployment
No/negligible return
Digital tracking
Partial deployment
Small positive
Gamification of recycling
Planning
Optimization of waste collection
Planning
Real-time air monitoring system
Piloting
Real-time water monitoring system
Planning
Sensor-enabled garbage bins
Planning
Real-time pollution data
Piloting

Baseline data

Total concentration of PM2.5
Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) that have a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers
10.56 Micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3)
SourceYear: 2014Source: GHS Urban Centre Database 2015, European Commission Joint Research Centre
CO2 emissions percent change (1990-2012)
Per capita CO2 emissions from the residential sector, using non-short-cycle organic fuels by 1990 and 2012
-15.04% Calculated percent change between 1990 and 2012
SourceYear: 1990, 2012, 2015Source: GHS Urban Centre Database 2015, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Pollution index
An estimation of the overall pollution in the city. The biggest weight is given to air pollution than to water pollution / accessibility
52.87 0 = low pollution, 100 = high pollution)
SourceYear: 2019Source: Numbeo
Municipal waste generation (t/yr)
Municipal waste generation (t/yr)
Tonnes per year
SourceYear: Source:
Municipal waste generation per capita (kg/yr)
Municipal waste generation per capita (kg/yr)
Kilograms per year
SourceYear: Source:
Municipal waste collection coverage
Municipal waste collection coverage
Percent
SourceYear: Source:
Percent population exposed to flooding
Population exposure of floods in 2015 divided by total population in 2015
0% Percent
SourceYear: 2015Source: GHS Urban Centre Database 2015, European Commission Joint Research Centre
World Risk Index
The World Risk Index is based on a model for calculating the risk of disasters arising directly from earthquakes, cyclones, floods, droughts, or sea-level rise.
Index (0.31 = lowest risk, 56.71 = highest risk)
SourceYear: Source:
UV index
International standard measurement of the strength of sunburn-producing ultraviolet radiation
Index (0 = "Low", 11+ = "Extreme")
SourceYear: Source:
Maximum magnitude of the heatwaves
The Heat Wave Magnitude Index (HWMId) takes into account both heatwave duration and intensity. HWMId is defined as the maximum magnitude of the heawaves occurring in a year, where a heatwave is defined as the periods of at least three consecutive days with maximum temperature above the calendar 90th percentile centered on a 31 day reference period. Heatwave magnitudes are grouped into seven categories, ranging from normal (greater than 1) to ultra extreme (greater than 32). ≤1 Normal <2≤ Moderate <3≤ Severe <4≤ Extreme <8≤ Very Extreme <16≤ Super Extreme <32≤ Ultra Extreme.
7.39 Heatwave Magnitude Index (HWMId)
SourceYear: 2015Source: GHS Urban Centre Database 2015, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Average precipitation in 2014
Average precipitation in 2014 (cm)
116.08 Centimeters
SourceYear: 2014Source: GHS Urban Centre Database 2015, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Percent change in average precipitation (1990-2014)
Change in average precipitation (1990-2014)
3.55% Calculated percent change between 1990 and 2014
SourceYear: 1990, 2014Source: GHS Urban Centre Database 2015, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Average temperature in 2014 (°C)
Average temperature in 2014 (°C)
13.03 Degrees Celsius
SourceYear: 2014Source: GHS Urban Centre Database 2015, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Temperature change (1990-2014)
Temperature change (1990-2014)
0.4% Calculated percent change between 1990 and 2014
SourceYear: 1990, 2014Source: GHS Urban Centre Database 2015, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Share of population living in high green areas
Percent of total population living in km2 designated as open space
29.99% Percent
SourceYear: 2015Source: GHS Urban Centre Database 2015, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Percent open space
Percent of total km2 of city designated as open space
60.95% Percent
SourceYear: 2015Source: GHS Urban Centre Database 2015, European Commission Joint Research Centre

Public safety and health

89th
of 100 ranked cities
Medium
Priority level
2-5 years
Project start
+8%
Anticipated investment change

Current initiatives

Initiative
Progress
ROI
Body cameras for police
Planning
Crowdsourced crime reporting
Not pursuing
Data-based public health interventions
Planning
Data-driven inspections
Piloting
Drone technology for risk management
Not pursuing
Emergency notification apps
Partial deployment
Small positive
Emergency response optimization
Partial deployment
No/negligible return
Facial recognition software
Planning
First aid alerts
Planning
Gunshot sensors
Planning
Infectious disease surveillance
Piloting
Predictive policing
Not pursuing
Real-time crime mapping
Planning
Real-time remote air quality monitoring
Piloting
Remote patient monitoring
Partial deployment
Small positive
Real-time pollution data apps
Planning
Smart stations
Piloting
Smart surveillance
Piloting

Baseline data

Crime index
Estimation of the overall level of crime in a city, with levels lower than 20 being very low, levels between 20 and 40 being low, levels between 40 and 60 being moderate, levels between 60 and 80 being high, and levels higher than 80 being very high
51.86 Index
SourceYear: 2019Source: Numbeo
Crime perception
Crime Perception is an index that measures the belief that crime has gotten worse over the last three years. Low values (0 to 20) indicate an overall perception consensus that crime has not gotten worse in recent years. High values (80 to 100) indicate an overall perception consensus that crime has gotten worse in recent years.
40 Scale out of 100
SourceYear: 2019Source: Numbeo
Homicide rate per 100,000 citizens
Rate of homicides for every 100,000 residents
9.02 Homicides per 100,000 citizens
SourceYear: 2016Source: Homicide Monitor
Surveillance cameras per 1,000 people
Number of Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) surveillance cameras for every 1,000 residents
Cameras per 1,000 people
SourceYear: Source:
Guns per capita (US data is city specific; country otherwise)
The number of guns for every resident
26.41 Guns per resident
SourceYear: 2016Source: Teleport Cities, State level data
Gun deaths per 100,000 citizens
Number of fatalities due to guns for every 100,000 residents (US-specific, country otherwise)
4.39 Deaths per 100,000 people
SourceYear: 2016Source: Teleport Cities, State level data
Hospital score
User- reported quality of local hospitals rated from 0 to 5
Score
SourceYear: 2019Source: Nomadlist
Life expectancy
The life expectancy of residents in years
Years
SourceYear: 2019Source: Nomadlist
Birth rate (national)
The number of live births per thousand of population per year
1.87 Live births per 1,000 residents
SourceYear: 2019Source: Nomadlist
Percent population that smokes (national)
The share of residents that smoke out of the whole population at the country level
17.2% Percent
SourceYear: 2019Source: Nomadlist
Obesity, BMI over 30 (US city-specific, country otherwise)
Average body mass index (BMI) of residents. BMI is weight divided by height and is used to measure obesity. A BMI of 18.5 or less is underweight, 18.5 to 24.99 is normal, 25 to 29.99 is overweight, and 30 and above is obese
28.5 BMI
SourceYear: 2016Source: 500 Cities

Mobility and transportation

91st
of 100 ranked cities
Medium
Priority level
1-2 years
Project start
+18%
Anticipated investment change

Current initiatives

Initiative
Progress
ROI
Bike lanes/bike traffic signals
Planning
Congestion charging/usage-based charging
Partial deployment
No/negligible return
Curb management/curb pricing
Partial deployment
No/negligible return
Digital public transit payment system
Partial deployment
No/negligible return
Mobility as a service (MaaS) app/integrated multimodal information
Planning
Open-loop payment system
Piloting
Parcel load pooling/smart parcel distribution
Piloting
Predictive maintenance of transportation infrastructure
Piloting
Public electric vehicle charging stations
Piloting
Real-time public transportation app/information
Partial deployment
Small positive
Real-time traffic management system
Planning
Reducing parking minimums
Planning
Smart parcel lockers
Planning
Smart parking app
Piloting
Intelligent traffic signals
Planning
Vehicle to infrastructure connectivity (V2X)
Planning

Baseline data

Monthly public transportation pass price
Cost (USD) for monthly public transit pass
USD
SourceYear: Source:
Annual metro/light rail ridership
Total number of passengers (in millions) on metro and/or light rail public transit
17 Millions of people
SourceYear: 2018Source: American Public Transportation Association
Average public transportation wait time (selected cities)
Average amount of time (in minutes) passengers wait for public transportation to arrive
Minutes
SourceYear: Source:
Congestion index
Composite index of time consumed in traffic due to job commute, estimation of time consumption dissatisfaction, CO2 consumption estimation in traffic, and overall inefficiencies in the traffic system. A high index indicates traffic congestion is a significant issue the city. (Lowest index value = 76.02, Highest index value = 285.87, Average index value = 164.60).
Index
SourceYear: Source:
Average hours lost in congestion
Estimated time lost (in hours) in congestion per year based on typical commute trip length (in hours) and the number of trips a typical commuter makes per year
Hours
SourceYear: Source:
Average price of gas (1L)
Average cost (USD) for 1L of gasoline
$0.66 USD
SourceYear: 2019Source: Numbeo
Number of electric vehicle charging stations
Estimated number of electric vehicle charging stations in and immediately surrounding the city
73 Number of stations
SourceYear: 2018Source: USDOT
Number of traffic-related deaths per 100,000 residents
Number of fatalities due to traffic events for every 100,000 residents
5.17 Deaths per 100,000 residents
SourceYear: 2017Source: NHTSA 2017
Number of bike share stations
Number of bike share stations in a city
Number of stations
SourceYear: Source:
Number of bike share docks
Number of bike share docks in a city
Number of docks
SourceYear: Source:
Over the year percent change in ride sharing users (country level)
Change in active paying customers (or accounts) year-over-year at the country level
13.2% Percentage
SourceYear: 2019Source: Statista
Number of ride sharing users (country level)
Number of active paying customers (or accounts) (in millions) per country of ride share platforms, such as private vehicle ride sharing (e.g. Uber), taxis offering service through an application (e.g. myTaxi), online platforms offering shared rides with other passengers (e.g. Moia), and ride share services that require online checkout
66.1 Millions of people
SourceYear: 2019Source: Statista
Over the year percent change in ride sharing revenue (country level)
Change in forecasted revenue year-over-year at the country level
14.4% Percent
SourceYear: 2019Source: Statista
Ride sharing revenue (country level)
Forecasted revenue (USD millions) at the country level
$49,598 USD millions
SourceYear: 2019Source: Statista
Ride sharing user penetration (country level)
The share of active paying customers (or accounts) from the total population at the country level
20.1% Percent
SourceYear: 2019Source: Statista

Energy and water

92nd
of 100 ranked cities
High
Priority: Energy
High
Priority: Water
1-2 years
Project start
+7%
Anticipated investment change

Current initiatives

Initiative
Progress
ROI
Dynamic electricity pricing
Planning
Energy consumption tracking for user
Piloting
Gamified energy reduction platforms/programs
Partial deployment
No/negligible return
Microgrids/distributed generation
Planning
Predictive maintenance planning for water and sewer infrastructure
Not pursuing
Programs to encourage the adoption of building/home automation systems
Piloting
Renewable/clean energy
Planning
Smart electricity grid
Piloting
Smart electricity meters
Piloting
Smart street lighting
Planning
Smart water meters
Partial deployment
No/negligible return
Water consumption tracking for users
Piloting
Water network realtime data monitoring system
Piloting

Baseline data

Domestic water consumption
Water consumption in liters per person per day
302 Liters per person
SourceYear: 2015Source: Water Use Data for New Jersey, Hudson County, https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ga/nwis/water_use?
Water tariff per 100 m3
Price of water per 100 m3 in USD
Price of water per 100 m3 in USD
SourceYear: Source:
Water pollution
Crowd-sourced data on city resident's perception of the cleanliness of their water supply
41.67 Index (0 = low pollution, 100 = high pollution)
SourceYear: 2019Source: Numbeo
Percent non-revenue water
Percent of non-revenue water in the city
Percentage
SourceYear: Source:
Drinking water quality and accessibility
Water quality perception index is an index that measures the perception of water quality and accessibility within the city. Water quality perceptions lower than 20 indicate a very poor perception of water quality, between 20 and 40 indicate poor water quality, between 40 and 60 indicate acceptable water quality, between 60 and 80 indicate good water quality, and over 80 indicate very good water quality.
50 Perceived Index (0 = low water quality, 100 = high water quality)
SourceYear: 2019Source: Numbeo
Night time light emissions (light pollution)
Average night time light emission calculated within the Urban Centre spatial domain, expressed in nano-watt per steradian per square centimeter
32.02 Nano-watt per steradian per square centimeter
SourceYear: 2015Source: GHS Urban Centre Database 2015, European CommissionJoint Research Centre
Price of electricty per kWh cost
Price of electricty per kWh cost
$14.9 USD
SourceYear: 2019Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Middle Atlantic
Energy generation mix: % renewable
Energy generation, percent renewable (biomass, solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal)
Percentage
SourceYear: Source:
Energy generation mix: % fossil fuel
Energy generation, percent nonrenewable (gas, oil, coal, and nuclear)
Percentage
SourceYear: Source:
Electricity usage per capita (country level)
Electricity usage per capita (country level)
12,071 kilowatt hours (kWh) per person
SourceYear: 2019Source: Batchgeo, "Mapping the Most Electricity Use by Country"

Technology and IT infrastructure

Current initiatives

Initiative
Progress
Analyzing data: Using advanced analytics and technologies
Stage 2
Collecting data: Gathering high volumes of data through advanced technologies such as IoT sensors, artificial intelligence, wearables, and drones
Stage 3
Extracting value from data: Using data to constantly improve the operations of the city
Stage 2
Integrating data: Combining multiple types of data across internal and external sources
Stage 1
Making data accessible and usable—Making data widely available to stakeholders in a user-friendly way
Stage 2
Managing data: Using advanced systems, such as a data management warehouse or data lakes, to manage data
Stage 1
Monetizing data: Creating fee-generating services offered by my city or its partners
Stage 1
Predicting trends from data: Using data to forecast future trends and impacts
Stage 2
Protecting data: Putting robust measures in place to safeguard data and ensure data privacy
Stage 1

Baseline data

Internet speed in the city
Internet speed measured in megabits per second (Mbps)
0 Megabits per second. Data is collected from internet speed testing websites, internet service providers, and public internet speed datasets for each city. For most cities, over 1,000 samples are analyzed.
SourceYear: 2019Source: Nomadlist
Price of internet
Monthly price for internet (60 megabits per second or more, unlimited data, cable)
USD
SourceYear: Source:
Percent of households with internet access in the city
Percent of households with internet access in the city
Pecentage
SourceYear: Source:
Availability of 5G
Availability of fifth-generation cellular networks, or 5G. Commercial: "A 5G network is present and devices are available for consumers to purchase and use." Limited: "A 5G network is present but devices are limited to select consumers." Pre-release: “5G network hardware is in place but is currently in testing and/or not yet accessible to consumers.”
Commercial availability Level of availability
SourceYear: 2019, Data as of SeptemberSource: Ookla 5G Map
Percent of city covered by public Wi-FI
Area covered by public Wi-Fi network
20% Percentage
SourceYear: 2019Source: Hyperconnected Cities Survey

Procurement methods

    Areas of city using advanced technologies

    • Energy and electricity
    • Mobility and transportation

    Governance and finance

    98th
    of 100 ranked cities
    Medium
    Priority level
    2-5 years
    Project start
    +11%
    Anticipated investment change

    Current initiatives

    Initiative
    Progress
    ROI
    "Just-in-time" civil service
    Planning
    Data-based policy enforcement
    Piloting
    Data-based policy making
    Partial deployment
    No/negligible return
    Digital business licensing and permitting
    Planning
    Digital citizen services
    Piloting
    Digital land-use and building permitting
    Planning
    Digital payments
    Piloting
    Digital tax filing
    Partial deployment
    Small positive
    Distributed government
    Planning

    Baseline Data

    Number of mobile POS payment users (country)
    Number of mobile POS payment users by country
    29 Millions of users
    SourceYear: 2019Source: Statista
    User penetration rate of mobile POS payment systems (country)
    User penetration rate of mobile POS payment systems by country
    8.82% Percentage
    SourceYear: 2019Source: Statista
    Transaction value of all mobile POS payments (country)
    Transaction value of all mobile POS payments by country
    $87,040 M million USD
    SourceYear: 2019Source: Statista
    Digital commerce users (country)
    Digital commerce users by country
    270.1 M Millions of people
    SourceYear: 2019Source: Statista
    User penetration rate of digital commerce (country)
    User penetration rate of digital commerce by country
    82.08% Percentage
    SourceYear: 2019Source: Statista
    Transaction value of all digital commerce (country)
    Transaction value of all digital commerce by country
    $874,424 M USD
    SourceYear: 2019Source: Statista
    City data portal
    The city has an open data portal available
    No
    SourceYear: 2019Source: Hyperconnected Cities Survey
    City mobile app
    The city has a mobile app
    Yes
    SourceYear: 2019Source: Hyperconnected Cities Survey
    Citizen satisfaction surveys
    The city conducts citizen satisfaction surveys
    No
    SourceYear: 2019Source: Hyperconnected Cities Survey