Jersey City, New Jersey Opportunity Zones

 
Number Of Census Tracts
67
Number Of QOZs
11
Percent Of Census Tracts
16.42%
Number Of LICS
11

Jersey City lies in the state of New Jersey which automatically conforms to the federal tax code as it is amended. Both the city and state have adopted the new Qualified Opportunity Zone provisions.

Out of the 67 census tracts that exist within, or partially within the city of Jersey City 11 have been designated eligible for Qualified Opportunity Fund investment. This represents approximately 16.42% of the census tracts in the city. Of the zones that are eligible, 11 qualify as a low-income community. This means the poverty rate was above 20%, or that the median household income was below 80% of the state or metropolitan area’s median household income.

The remaining zones qualified as contiguous, meaning they were located adjacent to an eligible tract, and the median household income did not exceed 125% of that eligible tract. Jersey City lies in the state of New Jersey which automatically conforms to the federal tax code as it is amended. Both the city and state have adopted the new Qualified Opportunity Zone provisions. New Jersey has 169 opportunity zones, which means Jersey City contains 6.51% of the Qualified Opportunity Zones that exist within the state.

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